Old Farquharson Drive Bridge
Farm Access Bridge
Photo taken by Michael Quiet in April 2015
BH Photo #323218
This is an unusual configuration for a steel stringer bridge, hence its documentation here. Unlike the standard model the steel stringers run alongside the deck, and the deck is supported by hangers which are suspended from the stringers.
The abutments give us a clue as to why this configuration was employed: They are cut stone (expertly done, I might add), indicating that this was home to a much older bridge, either a pony truss or a small covered bridge. To most effectively reuse the abutments it would have been impractical to move/convert the abutments for stringers underneath the deck.
- Steel stringer bridge over Wells River on Abandoned Road
- South Ryegate, Caledonia County, Vermont
- Open to pedestrians/snowmobiles only
- Built 1919; Bypassed 1965; Closed & Abandoned c. 1994
- Steel stringer/girder with suspended floorbeams
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 46.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.19305, -72.14821 (decimal degrees)
44°11'35" N, 72°08'54" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/727900/4897269 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 67156 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 21, 2015: New Street View added by Michael Quiet
- Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com