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Little River State Park High Bridge

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Little River State Park High Bridge

Overview. Note the timber substructure above the stone abutments, lending the name "high bridge"

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in August 2012

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BH Photo #382758

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Description 

This tiny timber stringer is a relic of the lost town of Rickers Corner which once occupied this mountainous terrain. The town had been in decline for decades and was finally done in by the Great Flood of 1927 and the subsequent creation of the Waterbury Reservoir in the 1930's. The bridge continued to service Park traffic until bypassed by a steel culvert in the 1960's. The bridge is now thoroughly overgrown, but is still the timbers are still sound.

The nomenclature can be a bit confusing: High Bridge indicates that it was built higher then a typical stone culvert would have been. There is a timber substructure built atop stone abutments for this bridge that raised this bridge well above the creek it crosses

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned timber stringer bridge over Branch of Stevenson Brook on Abandoned Road
Location
Waterbury, Washington County, Vermont
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Bypassed by Culvert c. 1965
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.39969, -72.78234   (decimal degrees)
44°23'59" N, 72°46'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/676601/4918658 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bolton Mountain
Inventory number
BH 76032 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,054)
Beam (12,274)
Owned by state (13,897)
Timber stringer (3,377)
Vermont (560)
Washington County, Vermont (66)
Waterbury, Vermont (6)

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

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