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RUT - Lake Champlain Swing Bridge #2

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RUT - Champlain Lake Bridge

Bow and Arrow Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #283967

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Lattice through truss bridge over Lake Champlain (The Gut) on Rutland Railroad
Location
South Hero, Grand Isle County, Vermont
Status
Removed
History
Built 1899 by Edgemoor Bridge Works; Demolished 1965
Builders
- Charles F. Stowell (Engineer, Rutland Railroad)
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware (fabrication)
Railroad
- Rutland Railroad (RUT)
Design
Quadrangular lattice through swing truss
Also called
Rutland Railroad Bridge No. 275
RUT - Bow Arrow Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.75092, -73.31566   (decimal degrees)
44°45'03" N, 73°18'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/633325/4956661 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Hero
Inventory number
BH 61019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 1, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted Builder
  • April 13, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • May 22, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Lattice per photo
  • May 21, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Fixed location to be Bow and Arrow Point
  • May 20, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

RUT - Lake Champlain Swing Bridge #2
Posted October 31, 2018, by Dennis Cass (denniscass [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In the summer of 1968, my mother and I joined my father in North Hero where he was operating a crane to assist in the removal of the footings for this bridge. As I was eleven at the time, my memories are sketchy, but I believe the bridge itself had been removed a few years prior to the final demolition.

We watched from a boat anchored about half a mile away when the footings were dynamited. First, we saw the stone flying in all directions, then felt the shock wave hit the boat. A moment later the sound waves hit. It made quite a bang.

Locals converged on the site in their boats to scoop up the fish that had been stunned by the explosion.

RUT - Champlain Lake Bridge
Posted May 21, 2014, by Luke Harden (lukemh9 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Rutland Railroad has been gone since the early sixties, so chances are, the bridge is long gone.

RUT - Champlain Lake Bridge
Posted May 21, 2014, by Anonymous

I think the bridge is gone, either that or they've invented an invisibility cloak for bridges.