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North Westminster Covered Bridge

Photo 

Gageville Bridge

Photo from Richard E Roy Collection

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at lostbridges.org

BH Photo #484791

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Description 

Given that the name of this street is "Covered Bridge Road" there was clearly once a covered bridge over the Saxtons River here. However, there is no sign of any covered bridge today, and the crossing is nothing more than a UCEB. There are no historical markers and no abandoned piers visible in the river. It is unclear if the original covered bridge was demolished for some reason (which would be extremely rare in and of itself, but especially in a state like Vermont that takes great pride in its covered bridges); or if the covered bridge was destroyed, likely by flooding, and the decision was made to just replace it with a modern bridge and not replicate the original. Either way, there is little to no information about the original crossing here and more information would be needed to determine exact details.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss covered bridge over Saxtons River on Covered Bridge Road
Location
North Westminster, Windham County, Vermont
Status
Destroyed by arson in 1967; replaced by UCEB.
History
Bridge has been replaced by a UCEB as of 2020.
Dimensions
Total length: 118.0 ft.
Also called
Grangers Bridge
Gageville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.11661, -72.45599   (decimal degrees)
43°06'60" N, 72°27'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/706970/4776905 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90028 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 22, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel

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