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M&B - Steven Branch Bridge

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WACR - Winooski Railroad Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in December 2013

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BH Photo #283800

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Description 

Built as part of the Central Vermont's branch line from Montpelier Junction to Barre. It was acquired in 1958 by the Montpelier & Barre railroad, whose mainline paralleled the CV route. The combined railroad used sections of both lines to create a single line, and abandoned the rest of the sections, with this bridge being on a abandoned section.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss with all verticals bridge over Steven Branch on Abandoned Montpelier & Barre (Central Vermont) Railroad
Location
Washington County, Vermont
Status
Open to pedestrians / snowmobiles only
Future prospects
Used for Snowmobile traffic
History
Built for the Central Vermont Railroad; Abandoned 1958
Railroads
- Central Vermont Railway (CV)
- Montpelier & Barre Railroad (M&B)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
CV - Steven Branch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.22429, -72.54987   (decimal degrees)
44°13'27" N, 72°32'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/695697/4899703 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Barre West
Inventory number
BH 61007 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added abandonment date and added historical info. Removed Washington County & New England railroads as this bridge was abandoned long before those companies exisisted
  • December 8, 2014: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • May 19, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Riveted", "Washington County Railroad"

Sources 

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