Bancroft Falls Bridge (Old)
Bancroft Falls Bridge
Berlin Iron Bridge Co. book. Published by Berlin Iron Bridge Co. 1890. Courtesy Canadian Centre for Architecture : buildingtechnologyheritagelibrary; additional_collections
Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley
BH Photo #295990
Built for $6,000 to replace a collapsed bridge furnished the previous year by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.. The wire cables were salvaged from the 2nd Market Street Bridge in Williamsport, PA in 1885. Served until destroyed by the Great Flood of 1927.
Interestingly plans were drawn up in 1928 to reconstruct this bridge with a 15-ton capacity, but this was eventually scrapped in favor of using a truss bridge.
- Lost Wire suspension bridge over Missisquoi River on Unknown Dirt road
- Franklin County, Vermont
- Destroyed by flooding
- Built 1888 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co.; destroyed by the Great Flood of 1927
- - Berlin Iron Bridge Co. of East Berlin, Connecticut
- Wire/cable suspension
Span length: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
- Also called
- Sheldon springs falls bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +44.90982, -72.97278 (decimal degrees)
44°54'35" N, 72°58'22" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/660026/4974931 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Sheldon Springs
- Inventory number
- BH 63221 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 1, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected build date
- September 27, 2014: Added by Royce and Bobette Haley
- Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com