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Saxtons River Bridge (Old)


Saxtons River Bridge (Old)

Photo from old postcard


BH Photo #512409


Lost Lenticular through truss bridge over Saxtons River on Main Street in Saxtons River.
Saxtons River, Windham County, Vermont
Replaced by a new bridge
- Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
Lenticular through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13949, -72.50255   (decimal degrees)
43°08'22" N, 72°30'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/703106/4779333 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2022: Updated by Chester Gehman: Moved Locator pin to Main Street; added build date of 1899.
  • February 1, 2022: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • November 21, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type
  • November 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs


  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Saxtons River Bridge (Old)
Posted April 17, 2022, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I moved the locator pin for this bridge from Westminster Street to Main Street. The series of bridges on Westminster Street are well-documented without including this bridge, while a lenticular through-truss did exist on Main Street, according to the NHRP Nomination Form for the Saxton's River Historic District. The original crossing to the east was a covered bridge on Factory Street (now Maple Street) The Bellows Falls and Saxtons River Street Railway Co. replaced the covered bridge with an open deck girder bridge for its track, while Main Street was extended and the new road bridge was erected at that point.