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Inventory Number: VT/45-06-05x
County: Franklin County
Township: Montgomery
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: Fuller or Black Falls
Crosses: Black Falls Brook
Truss type: Town
Spans: 1
Length: 50'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1890
Builder: Savanard Jewett
When Lost: 2000
Cause: Rebuilt/Replaced
Latitude: N44 54.196
Longitude: W072 38.382
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Directions: 0.1 N of VT118 and main intersection in Montgomery on South Richford Rd.

Fuller or Black Falls Bridge, Montgomery, Franklin County, VT Built 1890 Lost 2000
Bill Caswell Photo


Fuller or Black Falls Bridge, Montgomery, Franklin County, VT Built 1890 Lost 2000
Margaret Foster Collection, NSPCB Archives


Fuller or Black Falls Bridge, Montgomery, Franklin County, VT Built 1890 Lost 2000
Richard E. Roy Collection


Fuller or Black Falls Bridge, Montgomery, Franklin County, VT Built 1890 Rebuilt/Replaced 2000
Todd Clark Collection

Comments:
Per the St. Albans Daily Messenger, September 4, 1889, "The covered bridge over Gutter brook is nearly complete." It was built to replace an open bridge that had collapsed under the weight of a load of bobbins from the J.E. Smith bobbin factory. The bridge was restored in 1981, but it needed attention again soon thereafter. In early winter 1982, the boom from a logging truck hooked the roof braces and tore it off scattering the pieces over a half mile. The bridge served through the winter with the sides braced up with cables and was repaired the next year. It was completely rebuilt in 2000.
Sources:
St. Albans Daily Messenger, September 4, 1889.
Nelson, Joe. Fuller Bridge - 1890, 15 July 2000, http://www.vermontbridges.com/fuller.htm
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 108

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