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Lower or McNall, Franklin County

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Inventory Number: VT/45-06-21x
County: Franklin County
Township: Fairfax
Bridge Name: Lower or McNall
Crosses: Browns River
Truss type:
Spans: 1
Roadway Width:
When Lost: 1945
Cause: Replaced
Latitude: N44 39.251
Longitude: W073 01.173
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Lower Bridge, Fairfax, Franklin County, VT Lost 1945
Richard E. Roy Collection

Lower Bridge, Fairfax, Franklin County, VT Replaced 1945
Louis B. Puffer Collection

Coordinates are at a possible location of the bridge, based on the location of the McNall Farm. Per the Burlington Clipper, January 12, 1928, "FAIRFAX --- The McNall bridge which was carried off the foundation by the November flood has been put back and is now in use, as is also the small covered bridge on Maple street." Per The Burlington Free Press, December 12, 1944, "FAIRFAX ---Next to the last covered bridge in town is being replaced with an iron bridge. This bridge is located near the McNall farm. A temporary bridge has been built so traffic is not detoured. The last covered bridge is in the village on Maple st."
The Burlington Free Press, December 12, 1944.
Burlington Clipper, January 12, 1928.
National Society For the Preservation of Covered Bridges. Covered Bridge Topics, Volume III, No. 3, December 1945, page 4

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