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Sayres Covered Bridge 45-09-06

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Roaring Waters

Thetford, Vermont, USA

The run-off in the falls below the Sayers Covered Bridge was incredible, almost deafening.

The bridge itself is an enigma. It's builder and date of construction are unknown. It's built in a style very similar to the rare...

Photo taken May 2011 by Flickr user jcbwalsh

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #281441

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Covered through truss bridge over Ompompanoosuc River on Tucker Hill Road
Location
Thetford Center, Orange County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1839
Design
Other through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 127.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1974
Also called
Thetford Center Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.83217, -72.25271   (decimal degrees)
43°49'56" N, 72°15'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/720885/4856901 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Strafford
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000247 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-09-06 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 59818 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • May 12, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Updated Truss design to "Other"; This is not a Haupt Truss, and does not conform to any standard truss type.
  • April 9, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 19, 2014: Added by Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton

Comments 

Sayres Covered Bridge
Posted February 20, 2014, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] aol [dot] com)

I know this bridge is sometimes identified as a Haupt, however photos suggest to me it is not of this truss type. Logic even, suggests there is little possibility that it might be - Herman's patent dates to late December the same year this bridge was built, it is more than unlikely that even a prototypical example might have been built 450 miles afield from his home area.

In the coming weeks I will be working on a bridge just to the north in The Kingdom, and will work to swing by and document and photograph the Sayers and determine just what type it might be.