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Taftsville Bridge, Spanning Ottaquechee River, Taftsville Bridge Road, Taftsville, Windsor County, VT



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Location
Taftsville Bridge Road, Taftsville vicinity, VT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VT-30
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N986).
Building/structure dates: 1836 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1869 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1952 subsequent work
Significance: Taftsville Bridge is a rare survivor of the early craftsman tradition of wooden truss bridge building. It shows no influence from any of the patented bridge truss designs, but the builders may have been aware of the Swiss tradition from published literature of the time.

Subjects
Covered Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Emmons, Solomon
Taft, Stephen
Woodstock Electric Company
Miller Construction
Central Vermont Public Service


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
PERSPECTIVE NORTHEAST OF SOUTH PORTAL
OBLIQUE ELEVATION NORTH NORTHWEST
BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST
NORTH PORTAL LOOKING SOUTH
INTERIOR FROM SOUTH PORTAL
PANORAMA OF INTERIOR
PANORAMA OF INTERIOR
PANORAMA OF INTERIOR
UNDERDECK VIEW
UNDERDECK VIEW FROM NORTH ABUTMENT
OBLIQUE PERSPECTIVE SOUTH
NORTH SPAN LOOKING WEST
PERSPECTIVE NORTHEAST ABOVE TAIL RACE OF POWERPLANT
NORTH SPAN


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