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Inventory Number: VT/45-06-38x
County: Franklin County
Township: Sheldon
Town/Village: East Sheldon
Bridge Name:
Crosses: Missisquoi River
Truss type: Howe
Spans: 3
Roadway Width:
Built: 1871?
When Lost: 1889
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Per the St. Albans Daily Messenger and Advertiser, March 25, 1884, "...the selectmen have called the town together to see if the town will build a new bridge across the Missisquoi river, near the fair grounds [VT/45-06-35]. The town is bonded for the L.M.V.R.R. for $44,000, which is thought to be sufficiently large for this small town without adding the building of a new bridge, and the voters, no doubt will so order by 7 to 1.----The town supports a covered bridge near Olmsted Falls [VT/45-06-36], and another near the residence of B. Fisk, North Sheldon [VT/45-06-49]----both across the Missisquoi river; also a covered bridge in the village of Sheldon [VT/45-06-34], and another at the mouth of Black Creek where it empties into the Missisquoi river [VT/45-06-54].----We understand there is another petition out to build a new bridge near the residence of J. G. Emery [VT/45-06-38]." Per The Burlington Free Press, September 13, 2017, "In 1887 the state of Vermont built a bridge across the Missisquoi River near Sheldon Junction. This was two-span bridge 148 feet long. The cost was approximately $13,000. This bridge fell in the flood of 1927. It crossed the Missisquoi River from the now 'Casino Road' to the former 'Main Street.' The former Main Street ran along the river, under the CVRR Railroad bridge and continued along the river to the intersection with the Bouchard Road and then into the village."
The Burlington Free Press, September 13, 2017.
St. Albans Daily Messenger and Advertiser, March 25, 1884.

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