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Shelburne Museum Bridge 45-04-06

Photos 

Shelburne Museum Bridge interior

Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com

BH Photo #188661

Map 

Description 

This was originally the Cambridge Village bridge. It was dismantled and moved to the Shelburne Museum in 1949 where it was reassembled in 1950-51. The bridge served many years as the entrance to the museum until traffis posed a threat to the continued preservation of it. Burr Pond was built as part of the setting for the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Covered Burr arch-truss bridge over Burr Pond on closed entrance
Location
Shelburne, Chittenden County, Vermont
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1845 by George W. Holmes; Dismantled and moved 1949; Rebuilt 1951
Builder
- George W. Holmes
Design
Burr arch truss
Dimensions
Total length: 168.0 ft.
Also called
Cambridge Bridge
Big Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.37691, -73.22949   (decimal degrees)
44°22'37" N, 73°13'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/641048/4915261 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burlington
Inventory numbers
45-04-06
BH 47123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • September 3, 2015: New photos from John Loxton
  • March 20, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added category "Double-barreled"
  • November 27, 2010: Added by John Borthwick securevermont.com

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