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Inventory Number: VT/45-06-15x
County: Franklin County
Township: Enosburg
Town/Village: Enosburg Falls
Bridge Name: Enosburg Falls
Crosses: Missisquoi River
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 1
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built: c1840
Builder:
When Lost: 24 July 1915
Cause: Razed
Latitude: N44 54.12
Longitude: W072 48.46
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Enosburg Falls Bridge, Enosburg, Franklin County, VT Razed July 24, 1915.
Richard Donovan / Trish Kane Collection


Enosburg Falls Bridge, Enosburg, Franklin County, VT Razed July 24, 1915.
Richard E. Roy Collection


Enosburg Falls Bridge, Enosburg, Franklin County, VT Built c1840 Razed 24 July 1915
Todd Clark Collection

Comments:
Double barrel. 13-panel truss. Per The Burlington Free Press, September 5, 1889, "ENOSBURGH FALLS. The selectmen are repairing the old covered bridge across the river, which has been impassable on one side for over a year." Per The Burlington Free Press, March 5, 1914, "The selectmen were empowered to secure expert advice as to the safety of the covered bridge in this village built 75 years ago and if found unsafe to replace it with a new steel or concrete structure at an expense not to exceed $7,000..." Per the St. Albans Daily Messenger, April 17, 1914, "the report from Frank O. Sinclair, of Burlington, civil engineer, who was engaged to inspect the old covered bridge over the Missisquoi river...[stated] that repairs are needed this year." The repairs would require renewing portions of the lower chords and abutments would need work. The trusses would also need straightening. The bridge was dynamited to make way for construction of a concrete arch bridge.
Sources:
St. Albans Daily Messenger, April 17, 1914.
The Burlington Free Press, March 5, 1914.
The Burlington Free Press, September 5, 1889.
NSPCB Archives, Richard Sanders Allen Collection, Paper Files, Vermont Lists & Maps, Folder 1

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