Rating:
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Battell Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

BH Photo #178035

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Otter Creek on VT 30 in Middlebury
Location
Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1893
Builder
- Charles Hilton (design)
Design
3 span Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 142.1 ft.
Deck width: 36.7 ft.
Also called
Main street bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.01333, -73.16833   (decimal degrees)
44°00'48" N, 73°10'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/646820/4874984 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middlebury
Inventory number
BH 33929 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Sufficiency rating: 59.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
16,400

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2016: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • September 21, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 9, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 19, 2010: New photos from Doug Kerr

Sources 

  • Doug Kerr
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Battell Bridge
Posted April 26, 2016, by Michael Quiet (MQuiet [at] Gmail [dot] com)

A very interesting read on the history and construction of this bridge, as there was quite a bit of politics that went into building a stone bridge at this era. Also interesting to know that there could have been a Pittsburgh Bridge Co. bridge here had the contract not been overturned!

http://henrysheldonmuseum.org/battell-bridge/