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Sayres or Thetford Center, Orange County

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Inventory Number: VT/45-09-06
County: Orange County
Township: Thetford
Town/Village: Thetford Center
Bridge Name: Sayres or Thetford Center
Crosses: Ompompanoosuc River
Truss type: Burr variation
Spans: 1+
Length: 127'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1839
Builder:
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N43 49.94
Longitude: W072 15.15
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Directions: 2.2 miles northwest of jct I-91 on VT113 (Exit 14), then 0.2 miles left on Tucker Hill Rd. West edge of Thetford Center.

Sayres or Thetford Center Bridge, Thetford, Orange County, VT Built 1839
Bill Caswell Photo (1984)


Sayres or Thetford Center Bridge, Thetford, Orange County, VT Built 1839
Richard E. Roy Collection


Sayres or Thetford Center Bridge, Thetford, Orange County, VT Built 1839
Bill Caswell Photo, August 8, 2010


Sayres or Thetford Center Bridge, Thetford, Orange County, VT Built 1839
Bill Caswell Photo, August 8, 2010

Comments:
This bridge has a truss that has been referred to as "similar to a Burr truss" or "Haupt truss with arch". Only one other existing bridge uses this truss – the Bath Village Bridge, NH/29-05-03, in Bath, NH. The former Benton or Bank Street Bridge, NH/29-05-55x, in Lebanon, NH, also used this truss. A mid-stream pier was added in 1963.
Sources:
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 76
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 145

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