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Burlington Woolen Mill Company, Dam, Winooski River, West of Bridge carrying U.S. Route, Burlington, Chittenden County, VT



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Item Title
Burlington Woolen Mill Company, Dam, Winooski River, West of Bridge carrying U.S. Route, Burlington, Chittenden County, VT

Location
West of Bridge carrying U.S. Route, Burlington vicinity, VT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VT-23-A
Building/structure dates: 1876 initial construction
Significance: Despite substantial erosion, the dam is significant as an example of timber-crib construction, a common 19th-century technology, and as one of the earliest-known dams to have used concrete as a structural material, in this case, the crib fill. It is also important as an integral component of the Winooski Falls Mills District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Subjects
Water Supply
Dams
Hydraulic Engineering


Related Names
Clouette, Bruce, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTHWEST FROM EAST BANK, TEMPORARY DAM FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AND COLCHESTER MERINO MILL IN BACKGROUND
2. VIEW NORTHEAST FROM WEST BANK, ROUTES 2 & 7 BRIDGE AND CHAMPLAIN MILL (HAER NO. VT-11) IN BACKGROUND
3. VIEW WEST FROM EAST BANK, SHOWING TOP AND UPSTREAM SIDE OF DAM
4. DETAIL OF DOWNSTREAM FACE, SHOWING MOST INTACT SECTION OF TIMBERS, VIEW NORTHEAST
5. DETAIL OF DOWNSTREAM FACE, TOP, AND EAST WATERWAY, VIEW NORTHWEST FROM EAST BANK
6. DETAIL OF DOWNSTREAM FACE AND EAST WATERWAY, VIEW NORTHEAST FROM WEST BANK
7. DETAIL OF CRIBWORK, MIDPOINT ALONG TOP, VIEW WEST
8. DETAIL OF PLANKING ON UPSTREAM SIDE OF CONCRETE FILL, VIEW WEST
9. REMNANT OF FLOUR MILL FOUNDATION, EAST END OF DAM, VIEW NORTHWEST
10. REMNANT OF BRICK FLOOR, FLOUR MILL FOUNDATION, EAST END OF DAM, VIEW SOUTHWEST


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