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West Milton Bridge

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West Milton Bridge

Remains of the river pier

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in January 2017

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BH Photo #375993

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Description 

Swanton Historical Society Projects: The Historic West Milton 1902 Pennsylvania Truss Iron Bridge will have a new home in Swanton providing the link referred to previously on the Rail Trail. This unique bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only two in Vermont to have survived the 1927 Flood. Thanks to the Vermont Agency of Transportation VTRANS the bridge has been donated to Swanton for placement on the abutments where the former Swanton Railroad Bridge stood until its destruction in 1987. VTRANS has agreed to restore and reassemble the bridge in Swanton at no cost to us. It will become a welcome addition to our R.R. Depot Transportation Museum.

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Lamoille River on C3040
Location
Chittenden County, Vermont
Status
Relocated for reuse
History
Built 1902; bypassed 1997; relocated 2009
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- United Construction Co. of Albany, New York (Contractor)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.1 ft.
Total length: 329.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 1992
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.63206, -73.17161   (decimal degrees)
44°37'55" N, 73°10'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/645025/4943704 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Georgia Plains
Inventory numbers
NRHP 92001173 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 45470 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 25.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
2,500

Update Log 

  • September 8, 2017: New photo from Michael Quiet
  • January 16, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • June 8, 2010: Added by Robert Stephenson

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