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Braley Covered Bridge 45-09-04

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Braley Covered Bridge 45-09-04

Western approach

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in August 2015

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BH Photo #336487

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Description 

One of two "half high" multiple kingspost trusses in the state of Vermont (the other being the nearby Gifford bridge (bridge hunter ID bh59816). This bridge was most likely built as a boxed pony truss in 1904, and was later fully covered, creating a truss that was only half the height of the covered briodge, hence the name. Older accounts note that the portal used to carry a date of "1909", suggesting that the bridge was covered that year.

in 1977 4 steel stringers were added beneath the deck, so the truss itself is no longer load bearing.

Facts 

Overview
Covered "Half High" Multiple Kingpost truss bridge over Second Branch, White River on Braley Road
Location
East Randolph, Orange County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1904; Covered 1909; Rehabilitated with steel stringers added 1977; Rehabilitated 2008
Design
Covered "Half High" multiple kingspost truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.1 ft.
Total length: 41.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 13, 1974
Also called
Blaisdell Covered Bridge
Upper Covered Bridge
Johnson Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.92853, -72.55468   (decimal degrees)
43°55'43" N, 72°33'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696288/4866841 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Randolph Center
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000236 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-09-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 59817 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2018: New photo from Richard Doody
  • August 27, 2015: New Street View added by David Backlin
  • August 27, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Refined truss type and added info
  • February 19, 2014: Added by Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Richard Doody