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River Road Bridge

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River Road Bridge

View Of South Truss Elevation, Looking North

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #416694

Map 

Description 

The bridge is significant as a representative example of the type of bridges built following the flood of 1927, in which over 1,250 bridges in Vermont were destroyed. The flood was a major episode in Vermont's twentieth century history. The resulting engineering effort included the extensive use of standardized design and economical contribution by which the State was able to rebuild a large number of bridges very quickly. The Berlin Construction Company was one of two major providers of flood-era bridges. This bridge is eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Missisquoi River on River Road
Location
Troy, Orleans County, Vermont
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1928 by Berlin Construction Co.; Replaced 1990
Builder
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Also called
Power Station Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.91624, -72.39616   (decimal degrees)
44°54'58" N, 72°23'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/705521/4976943 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Troy
Inventory number
BH 80174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2018: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER VT-15 - River Road Bridge, Spanning Missisquoi River at River Road (Town Highway 22), Troy, Orleans County, VT