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Ripley Road Bridge (Old)

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Ripley Road Bridge

Northern approach. A stoplight has been added since the Bailey Truss was added

Photo taken by Michael Quiet

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BH Photo #314536

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Description 

The original 1928 2 span pony truss is still in place, however a Bailey truss has been placed above the roadway and now is the load bearing structure

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Otter Creek on Ripley Road in Rutland
Location
Rutland Road, Rutland County, Vermont
Status
Demolished and replaced with a modern pony truss
Future prospects
Demolished.
History
Built 1928; Demolished 2016
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 179.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.60225, -73.00259   (decimal degrees)
43°36'08" N, 73°00'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/661208/4829635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Rutland
Inventory number
BH 34019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
2,900

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • December 15, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that this bridge has been demolished and replaced by a modern pony truss
  • April 26, 2016: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • April 25, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Bridge is closed to traffic, replacement currently under construction on a parallel alignment
  • January 26, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that this is a Warren Pony truss and that a Bailey truss has effectively replaced this bridge.
  • December 7, 2014: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

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

This bridge is gone, with the new modern 2 span pony truss built just downstream. This was the only historic multi-span pony truss in VT, and given that it wasn't in the way of the replacement it seems an unnecessarily harsh decision to remove it instead of just leaving it in place.