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Hermanville Road Bridge


Hermanville Road Bridge

View East, Southwest Elevation

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #416684


This bridge is significant as a representative example of the bridges constructed in the early 20th century. By the turn of the century with bridge design becoming standardized, the Warren and the Pratt trusses, with riveted construction, were widely used, replacing the variety of designs used in the 19th century. This bridge, with its extremely light members and narrow width, is typical of the town highway bridges constructed before the advent of substantial motor vehicle usage. This truss is also notable for its railing, a decorative holdover from the 19th century superceded by plainer pipe and angle railings soon after 1900. This bridge is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Lost Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Black River on Hermanville Road
Black River, Orleans County, Vermont
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1905 by American Bridge Co.; Rehabilitated 1965; Replaced 1990
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Fabricator)
- United Construction Co. of Albany, New York (Contractor)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total length: 68.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.86900, -72.26980   (decimal degrees)
44°52'08" N, 72°16'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/715671/4972024 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 80173 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2018: Added by Michael Quiet


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