Vermont Bridge No. 48, Spanning Winooski River at U.S. Route 2, Waterbury, Washington County, VT
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Spanning Winooski River at U.S. Route 2, Waterbury, VT
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER VT-16
Building/structure dates: 1924 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1928 subsequent work
Significance: The bridge is significant as a representative example of bridges constructed in the early 20th Century. During this time, the use of trusses dominated the bridge industry, replacing the variety of designs characteristic of the 19th Century. With its heavy, built up structural members and concrete slab floor, this bridge it typical of those built in the early 1920's, reflecting the demands of increased traffic. The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
Steel Truss Bridges
Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company
Bishop, Arthur D.
Church, Alison B., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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