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Scott Covered Bridge 45-13-13

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Scott Covered Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in October 2009

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BH Photo #147753

Description 

Closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, in Feb. 2012. 2.2 million dollar rehabilitation scheduled for 2015-2016 Rehabilitated 2015-2016. Reinforcing arch removed as redundant. Now open to pedestrians.

Facts 

Overview
Covered Lattice through truss bridge over West River on Back Side Road in Townshend.
Location
Townshend, Windham County, Vermont
History
Built 1870; Closed to traffic 1955; Rehabilitated 2016
Builders
- Harrison Chamberlin
- Renaud Bros. Inc. (2016 Rehabilitation)
Design
Town Lattice through truss with added arches; concrete pier added 1981. 2 covered kingspost approach spans
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 277.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1973
Also called
Scott Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.04870, -72.69600   (decimal degrees)
43°02'55" N, 72°41'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/687650/4768799 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Townshend
Inventory numbers
NRHP 73000206 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 45-13-13 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 43497 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2022: New photo from Chester Gehman
  • March 6, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 4, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • June 12, 2017: Updated by Chester Gehman: Updated status: pedestrian traffic only.
  • August 26, 2016: New photos from John Loxton
  • February 29, 2016: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures. Noted that the bridge is currently undergoing a 2.2 million dollar rehabilitation
  • November 28, 2014: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated status, corrected truss design; added pier addition
  • February 17, 2014: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 29, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee
  • October 16, 2009: Added by C Hanchey

Sources 

  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Keene SentinelSource - Article on closing in 2012
  • Michael Quiet - mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Loxton
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Richard Doody
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Scott Covered Bridge 45-13-13
Posted February 29, 2016, by Michael Quiet (MQuiet [at] Gmail [dot] com)

Info about the current rehabilitation project:

http://vtdigger.org/2015/10/29/historic-townshend-bridge-set...