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Elm Street Bridge, Spanning Ottauquechee River, Woodstock, Windsor County, VT



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Ottauquechee River, Woodstock, VT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VT-3
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-9).
Building/structure dates: 1869 initial construction
Significance: The Elm Street Bridge is an early example of iron highway bridge construction from an era marked by the proliferation of specialized bridge companies. It was built by the National Bridge and Iron Company of Boston and illustrates the degree to which success in this field depended on flexibility of design and efficiency of production. An early example of the use of standardized parts to achieve economy of scale.

Subjects
Transportation
Bridge Construction
Iron Truss Bridges


Related Names
National Bridge & Iron Company
Zembala, Dennis M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of photograph (Original print in possession of Woodstock Historical Society) Reproduced by permission VIEW LOOKING EAST
2. Photocopy of photograph (Original in possession of Woodstock Historical Society) date unknown. Reproduced by permission. LOOKING NORTH TOWARDS GEORGE PERKINS MARSH HISTORICAL LANDMARK
3. Photocopy of photograph (Original in possession of Woodstock Historical Society) date unknown. Reproduced by permission. LOOKING NORTH TOWARD GEORGE PERKINS MARSH NATIONAL HISTORICAL LANDMARK
4. Photocopy of postcard (Original in possession of Douglas Ross, Woodstock, VT) 1906. LOOKING NORTHWEST
5. Photocopy of photograph (Original in possession of Woodstock Historical Society) Date unknown. Reproduced by permission LOOKING NORTH
6. Photocopy of photograph (Original print in possession of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Smithsonian Institute) SIMILAR BRIDGE IN FRAMINGHAM MASSACHUSETTS
7. Photocopy of photograph (original in possession of the Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Smithsonian Institute) PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE IN MAINE
8. Photocopy of photograph (Original in possesssion of the Division of Mechanical and Cicil Engineering, Smithsonian Institute) PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE IN NORTHFIELD, VT
9. Photocopy of Charles H. Parkers Patent (Original in possession of United States Patent Office) PATENT DRAWING OF C. H. PARKER TRUSS BRIDGE
10. LOOKING NORTHWEST
11. VIEW FROM THE EAST
12. SKEWED VIEW LOOKING NORTH
13. VIEW FROM THE NORTH
14. LOOKING NORTH
15. LOOKING WEST TOWARD TOWN
16. CLOSE-UP VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST
17. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF UNDERSIDE OF TRUSS
18. LOWER CHORD. TRUSS DETAILS
19. NORTH END. LOWER CHORD DETAILS
20. SOUTH END. LOWER CHORD DETAILS
21. LAMP POST BASE WITH MAKERS MARK
22. DETAIL OF TOP CHORD AND VERTICAL CHORD CONNECTION
23. CLOSE-UP OF TOP CHORD
24. CLOSEUP OF RAILING
25. HAER RECORDING TEAM STANDING ON NORTHWEST END OF BRIDGE
26. Photocopy of drawing (original prepared by Margy Chrisney, December 1976) PRELIMINARY ELVATION/SECTION DRAWING


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