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RUT - Winooski River Bridge

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Description 

This bridge replaced an earlier 3 span structure lost to the Great Flood of 1927. Served until the line abandonment in 1964, and was sold for scrap in 1972. Local legend holds that the steel was recycled into razor blades.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss with all verticals bridge over Winooski River on Rutland Railroad (Island Line Division)
Location
Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1928; Abandoned 1964; Scrapped 1972
Railroad
- Rutland Railroad (RUT)
Design
2 span Riveted Warren through truss with all verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 225.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.53078, -73.27311   (decimal degrees)
44°31'51" N, 73°16'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/637211/4932278 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 72297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2016: Added by Michael Quiet

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