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Book Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr in February 2011

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BH Photo #195612

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Warren Pony truss bridge over Poultney River on C2003 in West Haven
Location
Rutland County, Vermont, and Washington County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 83.0 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Poultney River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.62333, -73.35333   (decimal degrees)
43°37'24" N, 73°21'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/632853/4831355 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Thorn Hill
Inventory number
BH 34017 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 38.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
100

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • June 22, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • Ian Martin
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Book Road Bridge
Posted January 30, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Finally made it out to this one, a bit out of the way but a scenic drive nonetheless. The bridge is a neat survivor of a pre- 1927 flood pony truss. The Warren truss, while common for this length of bridge and time, is lightly built (no doubt owing to its remote location), with the most simple verticals I have yet encountered.

Pervasive rust damage to the lower sections of the bridge have compromised this structure. The Bailey truss runs slightly above the road deck and is independent of the historic bridge.

Poultney River Bridge
Posted September 9, 2011, by J.P.

This bridge has also had a bailey truss installed between the original trusses.