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Inventory Number: VT/45-14-99x
County: Windsor County
Township: Stockbridge
Town/Village: Stockbridge Common
Bridge Name: Stockbridge Common
Crosses: White River
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 1
Length: 125'
Roadway Width:
Built: c1852
Builder: Ephraim Twitchell
When Lost: Nov 1927
Cause: Flood
Latitude: N43 46.93
Longitude: W072 45.47
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Stockbridge Common Bridge, Stockbridge, Windsor County, VT Built c1852 Lost Nov 1927
Richard E. Roy Collection


Stockbridge Common Bridge, Stockbridge, Windsor County, VT Built c1852 Flood Nov 1927
Todd Clark Collection

Comments:
During the flood of 1927, this bridge was lifted off its abutments and floated half a mile downstream to the bend where the Tweed River enters the White River. It was stranded there with only a single broken timber. A demolition crew destroyed the bridge.
Sources:
Allen, Richard Sanders. Rare Old Covered Bridges of Windsor County, VT, 1962, page 28
Roy, Richard E.. All Time List of Vermont Covered Bridges, 1995

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