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Brick Kingdom Path - E.M. & Sons Bridge

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Brick Kingdom Path - E.M. & Sons Bridge

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Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2016

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BH Photo #354974

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Description 

Bridge is named after the building it sits beside, which in this case is EM & Sons.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over the Willoughby Brook on Brick Kingdom Footpath
Location
Barton, Orleans County, Vermont
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1921 by Berlin Construction Co.on Town Highway 62; Reloacted 2000
Builder
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals and vertical endposts
Dimensions
Total length: 37.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.74804, -72.17682   (decimal degrees)
44°44'53" N, 72°10'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/723483/4958838 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Crystal Lake
Inventory number
BH 49598 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added photos, noted bridges builder and the fact that bridge is currently closed
  • July 23, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that this is actually a Bestand pony truss
  • September 12, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Brick Kingdom Path - E.M. & Sons Bridge
Posted June 14, 2016, by Michael Quiet (MQuiet [at] Gmail [dot] com)

Like the other bridge on this path, this was bridge was found to be posted "closed to all traffic" as of June 2016, but no barricading to prevent access. Thankfully the trusses are in excellent shape, with no signs of distress. The wooden walkway is spongy / tender though, hence its closing. Still safe to cross though, just watch your step.

Apparently its been like this for a little while:

https://bartonchronicle.com/historic-brick-kingdom-bridges-r...