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WRRR - Three Crossings Bridge

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WRRR - Three Crossings Bridge

Photo from Sokoki Sojourn

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

View this photo at sokokisojourn.wordpress.com

BH Photo #465953

Description 

Bridge replaced a collapsed trestle in 1886. Two people were killed in the disaster.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Quadrangular lattice through truss bridge over West River on West River Railroad in Brattleboro.
Location
Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1886 by Vermont Construction Co.; Line abandoned 1936; Scrapped 1938
Builder
- Vermont Construction Co. of St. Albans, Vermont
Railroads
- Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad
- West River Railroad
Design
Wrought iron Quadrangular lattice through truss with Double Intersection Warren pony truss approach span
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 240.0 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Also called
Brattleboro & Whitehall - Three Crossing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.86664, -72.55614   (decimal degrees)
42°51'60" N, 72°33'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/699629/4748903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brattleboro
Inventory number
BH 75697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2022: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added 1886 bridge collapse to description.
  • February 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 17, 2017: Added by Michael Quiet

Sources 

  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com