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Crooked Bridge

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Description 

Built as a replacement to the previous bridge lost in the Great Flood of 1927. The bridge had a substantial skew angle to it and was known as the "crooked bridge" because of it. Approaches on both sides were near-90 degree turns, which contributed to the short lifespan of this structure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Passumpsic River on US Route 5
Location
St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928; Bypassed and demolished 1952
Design
Skewed Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.47019, -72.01405   (decimal degrees)
44°28'13" N, 72°00'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/737499/4928434 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 75432 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 1, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

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