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Poland Bridge 45-08-02

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Poland Bridge

Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com

BH Photo #189322

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built in 1887 by George W. Holmes and re-built 2003/2004 by Alpine Construction. Re-opened July 4, 2004. This is the longest single span covered bridge in the state.

Facts 

Overview
Burr arch bridge over Lamoille River on C3023 in Cambridge
Location
Jeffersonville, Lamoille County, Vermont
Status
Open to auto traffic in Summer/ pedestrians & snowmobiles in Winter
History
Built 1887 by George W. Holmes; rehabilitated 2004
Builders
- Alpine Construction (2004 rehabilitation)
- George W. Holmes
- Luther A. Wheelock (Abutments)
Design
Burr arch truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 146.0 ft.
Total length: 154.9 ft.
Deck width: 9.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1974
Also called
Kissing Bridge
Junction Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.65000, -72.81667   (decimal degrees)
44°38'60" N, 72°49'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/673125/4946389 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jeffersonville
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000230 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-08-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 33975 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2014)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 13.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
1,200

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that this bridge is open to pedestrian / snowmobile traffic. Added pictures
  • November 9, 2014: Updated by Will Truax: Removed redundancy of appending MKP to design / truss type
  • November 4, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that the bridge and associated road are currently closed
  • September 9, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • November 29, 2010: Updated by John Borthwick securevermont.com: Changed primary name, added info and photos

Sources 

  • John Borthwick
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Will Truax - Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com