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Carver Street Culvert

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Carver Street Culvert

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in April 2017

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Description 

This unassuming tiny bridge is actually an early and unaltered example of a concrete bridge built to a state-supplied design. Due to its remote location on a low use road this bridge remains in its original condition with no alterations or modifications. The overall appearance and railings are in line with designs in use from roughly 1915-1925

This bridge is historically and technologically significant as an increasingly rare example of its type. Due to their small size its been quite easy to replace or modify/widen these structures over the years, making an unadulterated example quite rare. Its also representative of the beginning of an increased presence in of state engineers in the design and oversight of bridges, which only came about as a law in 1912.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete culvert bridge over Unnamed Creek on Carver Street
Location
Brandon, Rutland County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built c. 1920
Design
Concrete culvert
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 4.0 ft.
Total length: 6.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.75826, -73.07348   (decimal degrees)
43°45'30" N, 73°04'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/655084/4846827 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 76926 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

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