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Leicester Hollow Trail Bridge


Leicester Hollow Trail Bridge

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Photo taken by Michael Quiet in July 2017


BH Photo #398050



2 structures stand at this site, both a steel stringer and a pony truss bridge. The stringer, built in 1909, was the original structure. Built on concrete abutments, the short 25 foot span only covered about half the river width, the abutments jutting well into the river to accommodate it. Around 2000 the southern abutment was undermined with the fill behind it washed out, and the bridge was subsequently closed and the road it serviced abandoned.

In 2013 a pony truss was placed over the original stringer. The pony was acquired through the states adaptive reuse program and had originally been built in 1906 in Middletown Springs and was replaced and put into storage in 1995. With a span length of 51 feet the truss was double the length of the original structure, so a very primitive abutment of old concrete slabs was placed further back on the southern side to bypass the compromised abutment.


Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Neshobe River on C3022
Leicester, Rutland County, Vermont
Open to pedestrians only
Stringer Built 1909; Closed and abandoned 2001; 1906 Truss placed over stringer 2013
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals. Steel stringer span located underneath
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Churchill House Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.83833, -73.04167   (decimal degrees)
43°50'18" N, 73°02'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/657434/4855780 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 77706 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/1990)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)

Update Log 

  • July 23, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet


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