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Inventory Number: VT/45-13-14x
County: Windham County
Township: Westminster
Town/Village: North Westminster
Bridge Name: Gageville or Grangers
Crosses: Saxtons River
Truss type: Town & Arch
Spans: 1
Length: 118'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1835
Builder: Sanford Granger
When Lost: 13 Aug 1967
Cause: Arson
Latitude: N43 07.00
Longitude: W072 27.36
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Directions: On VT121 in North Westminster.

Gageville or Grangers Bridge, Westminster, Windham County, VT Built 1835 Lost 13 Aug 1967
Richard E. Roy Collection


Gageville or Grangers Bridge, Westminster, Windham County, VT Built 1835 Lost 13 Aug 1967
Richard E. Roy Collection

Comments:
Sanford Granger built this bridge for $702 using lumber from his mill on the condition that he contribute $200 towards construction of the road and build the bridge “on the plan of the one which, the said Granger built across Saxtons river at Saxtons River village and of equally good material as the Brookline bridge so called” for $6 per running foot. Two laminated wooden arches were added about 1890.
Sources:
Clough, Philip & Betsy. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 1959, page 79
Minard, M. Elizabeth. History of Westminster; 1941; Town of Westminster, page 123
Collins, Anne L, Virginia Lisai, and Louise Luring; Around Bellows Falls, Arcadia Publishing, 2002, page 81
Allen, Richard S. & Morse Victor. Windham County's Famous Covered Bridges, 1960, pages 37-38
National Society For the Preservation of Covered Bridges. Covered Bridge Topics, Volume XXXIX, No. 3, Summer 1981, page 14.
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 55

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