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Lamoille Valley Rail-Trail - Missisquoi River Bridge (Swanton)

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West Milton Bridge

Western Span

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in February 2014

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BH Photo #282883

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Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Missisquoi River on Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
Location
Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Preserved for trail use. Relocated from West Milton in 2003 and placed on the piers of the former Missisquoi Covered Railroad Bridge
History
Built 1902; dismantled & moved 2003; Reconstructed as pedestrian bridge in 2009
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (fabricator)
- United Construction Co. of Albany, New York (Contractor)
Design
Two riveted Pennsylvania through truss with a modern Pony Pratt Truss added
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 162.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.0 ft.
Also called
West Milton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.91638, -73.12785   (decimal degrees)
44°54'59" N, 73°07'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/647768/4975366 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Alburg
Inventory number
BH 60796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 11, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Refined name to reflect inclusion in LVRT; Added pictures
  • June 24, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Rail-to-trail"
  • May 1, 2014: New Street View added by Michael Quiet
  • April 28, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added categories "Relocated", "Rail-to-trail", "Wooden deck"

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Sources 

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