E. & T. Fairbanks & Company, Two-Story Covered Bridge, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, VT
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Two-Story Covered Bridge, Saint Johnsbury, VT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER VT-1-A
Building/structure dates: 1876 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1972 demolished
Significance: This wooden lattice truss bridge with auxiliary arches was originally built in about 1876, but the second story added at a later date. The bridge, which spans Sleepers River, connects factory buildings on either side of the river, and was an integral part of the factory complex. Three gothic windows with pointed arches were located on each side of the enclosing walls. It is a rare example of a two story covered bridge.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. Along river to bridge, north side.
2. Detail typical gothic window, south side of bridge.
3. Detail of south exterior side of bridge from west.
4. Detail of north side of bridge showing some of cable bracing beneath.
5. North side of bridge from building on east end.
6. North side of the bridge, from old building on west from 2nd floor.
7. From west, past loading platform to bridge showing gothic windows on south side.
8. Laminated arch, 2nd floor bridge; view is south.
9. Truss bracing, inside laminated arch, 1st floor; view is south.
10. View to southeast, showing trusses and 1st floor section of laminated arch in bridge.
11. Detail of section of laminated arch, 1st floor, west end.
12. Detail of trusses between laminated wooden arch in bridge.
13. General view of trusses/bracing, 2nd floor, north exterior wall inside.
14. Detail of bracing near base of laminated wood arch, 2nd floor of bridge.
15. Detail of section of laminated wood arch west end of 2nd floor.
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