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Black Creek Bridge

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Black Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Quiet in February 2014

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BH Photo #282636

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Video 

Bouchard Road Bridge, Franklin County, VT

Crossing the 1903 riveted warren pony truss across the Black Creek in Sheldon VT. The bridge was fabricated by the American Bridge Co. and erected by the United Construction Co.

Michael Quiet

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Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Black Creek on Bouchard Road in Sheldon
Location
Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont
Status
Open to traffic in summer. Open only to pedestrians / snowmobiles during the winter
History
Built 1903 by the American Bridge Co.
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- United Construction Co. of Albany, New York (Contractor)
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 79.1 ft.
Total length: 82.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.89472, -72.94384   (decimal degrees)
44°53'41" N, 72°56'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/662353/4973311 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sheldon Springs
Inventory number
BH 33955 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 26.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
100

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2017: New video from Michael Quiet
  • March 6, 2017: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • July 15, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added common road name and noted that the bridge is open to traffic
  • June 30, 2014: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • April 24, 2014: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added category "Riveted"
  • July 31, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: Updated bridge type

Sources 

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