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Black River Bridge, Spans Black River on Town Highway 36, Coventry, Orleans County, VT



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Location
Spans Black River on Town Highway 36, Coventry, VT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VT-19
Building/structure dates: 1905 initial construction
Significance: 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 This truss is also notable for its railing, a decorative holdover from the 19th century superceded by plainer pipe and angle railings soon after 1900.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.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Steel Truss Bridges


Related Names
United Construction Company
American Bridge Company
Sundaram, Sivanuja S., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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