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Bancroft Falls Bridge (Old)

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Bancroft Falls Bridge

Berlin Iron Bridge Co. book. Published by Berlin Iron Bridge Co. 1890. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture : buildingtechnologyheritagelibrary; additional_collections

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley

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BH Photo #295990

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Description 

Built for $6,000 to replace a collapsed bridge furnished the previous year by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. The wire cables were salvaged from the 2nd Market Street Bridge in Williamsport, PA in 1885. Served until destroyed by the Great Flood of 1927.

Interestingly plans were drawn up in 1928 to reconstruct this bridge with a 15-ton capacity, but this was eventually scrapped in favor of using a truss bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Missisquoi River on Unknown Dirt road
Location
Franklin County, Vermont
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; destroyed by the Great Flood of 1927
Builder
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Span length: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Sheldon springs falls bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.90982, -72.97278   (decimal degrees)
44°54'35" N, 72°58'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/660026/4974931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sheldon Springs
Inventory number
BH 63221 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected build date
  • September 27, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Sources 

  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com