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Village, Franklin County

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Inventory Number: VT/45-06-39x
County: Franklin County
Township: Swanton
Bridge Name: Village
Crosses: Missisquoi River
Truss type: Town
Spans: 5
Roadway Width:
Built: 1869
When Lost: 18 Jun 1891
Cause: Burned
Latitude: N44 55.25
Longitude: W073 07.65
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The June 19, 1891 edition of The Burlington Free Press featured an article titled "BIG FIRE IN SWANTON". The paper reported that "the coverd bridge, together with the Prouty mill and dry kild, burned this morning". "The bridge was a lattice structure and was built in 1871, at a cost of $5000; insured for $3000". Per the Swanton Courier, June 19, 1891, "The covered bridge and Prouty's planing mill were totally destroyed by fire yesterday morning… The covered bridge was built about 20 years ago and cost $800."
Swanton Courier, June 19, 1891.

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