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MEC - Passumpsic River Covered Bridge

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MEC - Passumpsic River Covered Bridge

postcard derived from a 1908 photograph of the covered bridge under construction. If you look closely you can see constriction workers on top of the (yet to be) covered bridge

Postcard from the collection of Michael Quiet

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BH Photo #394958

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Description 

This bridge is the 2nd covered bridge at this location, replacing the original structure to cross the Passumspsic. It served until November of 1927 when it was intentionally burned to prevent it from being washed off its abutments and swept into the adjacent highway bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Passumpsic River on Maine Central Railroad
Location
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1908; Intentionally Burned 1927
Railroad
- Maine Central Railroad (MEC)
Design
Town lattice through truss with arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.42006, -72.01313   (decimal degrees)
44°25'12" N, 72°00'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/737775/4922869 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 77748 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com