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Great Eddy Covered Bridge 45-12-14

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #159711

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Mad River on Bridge street in Waitsfield
Location
Washington County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1833; Pedestrian walkway added 1940; Rehabilitated 1973, 1989, 1992, 2001, 2015
Builders
- Alpine Construction (2015 Rehabilitation)
- Jan Lewandoski (1992 & 2001 rehabilitation)
- Milton Graton & Son of Ashland, New Hampshire (1973 rehabilitation)
- Paul Ide (1992 rehabilitation)
Design
Covered Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 110.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 6, 1974
Also called
Village Covered Bridge
Big Eddy Bridge
Mad River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.18937, -72.82347   (decimal degrees)
44°11'22" N, 72°49'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/673946/4895209 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waitsfield
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000261 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-12-14 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 34033 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 11.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
1,900

Update Log 

  • November 8, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures; Noted date when pedestrian walkway was added to structure.
  • September 4, 2015: New photos from John Loxton
  • March 29, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Changed to Historic name, NRHP data and Design

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