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Orne Covered Bridge 45-10-02 #2

Photos 

Orne Bridge

Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com

BH Photo #188953

Map 

Description 

Built either 1879 by E.P. Colton or 1880 by J.D.Colton (possibly both) the original bridge was destroyed by arson in November 1997 and a near replica replacement was built in 2000.

Facts 

Overview
Paddleford through truss bridge over Black River on Back Coventry Road
Location
Irasburg, Orleans County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
built either 1879 or 1880; Completely rebuilt 1999
Builders
- Blow & Cote Inc. of Morrisville, Vermont (1999 Reconstruction)
- John D. Colton (Likely original builder)
- John Weaver (1999 Reconstruction design)
Design
Modernized Paddleford truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1974
Also called
Roy Ingalls
Irasburg Bridge
Black River
Coventry
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.86089, -72.27345   (decimal degrees)
44°51'39" N, 72°16'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/715414/4971114 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Irasburg
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000328 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-10-02 #2 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 47148 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 29.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
230

Update Log 

  • August 25, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • June 14, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added photos & Replacement bridge designers name
  • February 16, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • November 28, 2010: Added by John Borthwick securevermont.com

Sources 

  • John Borthwick
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton