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Holmes Creek Covered Bridge 45-04-01

Photos 

Holmes Creek or Lakeshore Bridge

Photo taken by John Borthwick in October 2010

BH Photo #188549

Map 

Description 

Built in 1898 to service the Holmes farm (hence the bridge name and the creek it crosses), this bridge has the unique distinction of being the shortest known covered bridge still in service. Rehabilitation work was done in 1994 by Gratton Associates

Facts 

Overview
Covered kingspost arch bridge over Home Creek on Lake Road in Charlotte
Location
Charlotte, Chittenden County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898 by Leonard Sherman; rehabilitated 1994
Builder
- Leonard Sherman
Design
King post with tied arch bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1974
Also called
Lake Shore Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.33167, -73.28167   (decimal degrees)
44°19'54" N, 73°16'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/636996/4910147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Willsboro
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000326 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-04-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 33946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 53.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
550

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • July 15, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added common road name and additional history
  • May 15, 2014: New photos from Michael Quiet

Sources 

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