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Rouses Point Bridge

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The Rouses Point Bridge across Lake Champlain. Connects New York state with all New England.

Boston Public Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #317505

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Description 

On March 30, 1935, Vermont and New York authorized the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission to construct a bridge between Rouses Point, New York and Alburgh, Vermont. Much of the work would be financed by the WPA, or Works Progress Administration. The states and local communities were thrilled, so were local business and families.

The construction contracts were awarded to one Thomas F. Cunningham of Ticonderoga and the Andrew Weston Company of Rouses Point. Weston purchased Fort Montgomery and the adjoining lands of the Military Reservation. He would use an old fort to build a new bridge. Thanks to the Clinton County Historical Association and Museum we have reproduced fascinating images of the fort being demolished.

http://www.historiclakes.org/explore/Montgomery5.html

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Lake Champlain on US Route 2
Location
Rouses Point, Grand Isle County, Vermont, and Clinton County, New York
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built during 1930s; Replaced 1987
Builders
- Andrew Weston Co. of Rouses Point, New York
- Thomas F. Cunningham of Ticonderoga, New York
Design
Parker through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.99903, -73.34906   (decimal degrees)
44°59'56" N, 73°20'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/630121/4984167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rouses Point
Inventory number
BH 66374 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2015: Added by Dave King

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