LVRC - Fisher Covered Bridge
Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com
BH Photo #189357
New piles into the river bed and steel beams added in 1968; the bridge is now functionally a box surrounding a steel beam bridge. The full length cupola allowed smoke and steam to escape. The bridge is now owned by the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Rails have been retained on the bridge and approaches themselves, but the railroad to the east and west of the bridge was removed for scrap several years ago after abandonment of all rail service.
- Covered double Town Lattice through truss bridge over Lamoille River on Lamoille Valley Rail Road
- Wolcott, Lamoille County, Vermont
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1908 by St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad; Steel stringers added 1968; Line abandoned 1997; Rehabilitated 2001
- - Pratt Construction Co. (Contractor)
- - Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Lamoille Valley Railroad (LVRC)
- Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad (P&O)
- St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad (StJ&LC)
- Double Town Lattice Truss.
Load is carried by a 2 span system independent of the truss, with a reused deck plate girder on the north span and a steel stringer span on the south
Length of largest span: 51.0 ft.
Total length: 103.5 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974
- Also called
StJ&LC - Bridge No. 45
LVRC - Bridge No. 45
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.53240, -72.42779 (decimal degrees)
44°31'57" N, 72°25'40" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/704372/4934226 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 74000222 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-08-16 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 47160 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 6, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
- August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
- May 18, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected name. Bridge is not part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail *yet*. Also corrected that the bridge is not open to snowmobiles, as the rails and guide rails are still in place.
- September 24, 2014: New photos from Michael Quiet
- December 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
- September 29, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Rails removed, changed listing to trail traffic
- November 29, 2010: Added by John Borthwick securevermont.com
- John Borthwick
- Alexander D. Mitchell IV
- Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
- John Loxton
- Richard Doody