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LVRC - Fisher Covered Bridge 45-08-16


Fisher Bridge

Photo taken by John Borthwick securevermont.com

BH Photo #189357

Street View 


New piles into the river bed and steel beams added in 1968; the bridge is now functionally a box surrounding a steel beam bridge. The full length cupola allowed smoke and steam to escape. The bridge is now owned by the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.

Rails have been retained on the bridge and approaches themselves, but the railroad to the east and west of the bridge was removed for scrap several years ago after abandonment of all rail service.


Covered double Town Lattice through truss bridge over Lamoille River on Lamoille Valley Rail Road
Wolcott, Lamoille County, Vermont
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1908 by St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad; Steel stringers added 1968; Line abandoned 1997; Rehabilitated 2001
- Pratt Construction Co. (Contractor)
- Boston & Maine Railroad (BM)
- Lamoille Valley Railroad (LVRC)
- Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad (P&O)
- St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County Railroad (StJ&LC)
Double Town Lattice Truss.
Load is carried by a 2 span system independent of the truss, with a reused deck plate girder on the north span and a steel stringer span on the south
Length of largest span: 51.0 ft.
Total length: 103.5 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974
Also called
Chubb Bridge
StJ&LC - Bridge No. 45
LVRC - Bridge No. 45
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.53240, -72.42779   (decimal degrees)
44°31'57" N, 72°25'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/704372/4934226 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74000222 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-08-16 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 47160 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • May 18, 2015: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected name. Bridge is not part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail *yet*. Also corrected that the bridge is not open to snowmobiles, as the rails and guide rails are still in place.
  • September 24, 2014: New photos from Michael Quiet
  • December 8, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
  • September 29, 2013: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Rails removed, changed listing to trail traffic
  • November 29, 2010: Added by John Borthwick securevermont.com


  • John Borthwick
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Luke
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Richard Doody


Fisher Bridge
Posted November 29, 2010, by Alexander D. Mitchell IV (LNER4472 [at] verizon [dot] net)

Rail service ceased ca. 1990; last use was for excursions out of Morrisville, Vt. on Lamoille Valley RR