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Iron Bridge at Howard Hill Road

Photos 

VT 03M 3a

Photo taken by Chester Gehman September 1984

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BH Photo #393789

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on C3029 (Howard Hill Rd) in Cavendish
Location
Windsor County, Vermont
Status
Replaced by new bridge and put into storage.
History
Built 1890 by Groton Bridge Co.; Replaced by new bridge and put into storage 2007
Builder
- Groton Bridge Co. of Groton, New York
Design
Pin connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.9 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 11.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Black River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.40444, -72.57528   (decimal degrees)
43°24'16" N, 72°34'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/696337/4808584 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cavendish
Inventory number
BH 34072 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2007)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
30

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Noted that this bridge is not lost. Disassembled and put into storage for future use by the States historic bridge program
  • June 12, 2017: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • May 24, 2014: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • October 14, 2009: Updated by C Hanchey: Replaced by new bridge in 2007

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • B&W photos - photos taken in 1982 for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
  • NRHP nomination - NRHP for this bridge.
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com