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LVRC - Lamoille River Bridge (Greensboro Bend)

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LVRC - Lamoille River Bridge (Greensboro Bend)

Overview

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in June 2016

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BH Photo #355610

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Description 

This is another typical example of a late St. J & LC railroad bridge put in place in 1968 when the line was desperately replacing its wooden structures with steel ones in an attempt to increase the load capabilities of the line and generate some form of profitability.

The original stone abutments are still extant, and show that the previous structure was a single span skewed structure. When replaced, a wooden pier was added and concrete abutments were made further back from the original abutments, making the structure longer and bypassing the original abutments. The tracks operate on a curve, which lead to an odd configuration for the steel I beams.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned steel stringer bridge over Lamoille River on Lamoille Valley Railroad
Location
Greensboro Bend, Orleans County, Vermont
Status
Derelict/abandoned. Deck modified for snowmobile access
Future prospects
To be utilized in the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail
History
Built 1968; Abandoned 1997
Railroads
- Lamoille Valley Railroad (LVRC)
- St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad (StJ&LC)
Design
2 span Steel stringer
Dimensions
Total length: 85.0 ft.
Also called
StJ & LC - Lamoille River Bridge (Greensboro Bend)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.54674, -72.26524   (decimal degrees)
44°32'48" N, 72°15'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/717235/4936239 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Caspian Lake
Inventory number
BH 72561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2016: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com