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LVRC - Fisher Covered Bridge

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Fisher Bridge

Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com

BH Photo #189357

Map 

Street View 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Covered double Town Lattice through truss bridge over Lamoille River on Lamoille Valley Rail Road
Location
Wolcott, Lamoille County, Vermont
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1908 by St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad; Steel stringers added 1968; Line abandoned 1997; Rehabilitated 2001
Railroads
- Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M; BM)
- Lamoille Valley Railroad (LVRC)
- Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad (P&O)
- Rail-to-trail
- St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad (StJ&LC)
Design
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
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 51.0 ft.
Total length: 103.5 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974
Also called
45-08-16
Chubb Bridge
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:
Wolcott
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)

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

  • John Borthwick
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Luke
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton

Comments 

Fisher Bridge
Posted November 29, 2010, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (LNER4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Rail service ceased ca. 1990; last use was for excursions out of Morrisville, Vt. on Lamoille Valley RR