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Inventory Number: VT/45-06-41x
County: Franklin County
Township: Swanton
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: John's
Crosses: Missisquoi River
Truss type:
Spans: 1
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built: 1834
Builder: Allen Pratt & Eleazer Jewett
When Lost: 1893
Cause: Replaced
Latitude: N44 54.622
Longitude: W073 06.393
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Directions: Adjacent to the current location of US 7 east of Swanton.
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Comments:
A ferry crossed at this location until 1811 when Joseph Palmer built a toll bridge. In 1825, the bridge was sold to Benjamin Robinson who in turn sold it to the town. On a Sunday in May 1833, it collapsed under the weight of a herd of cattle. The following year, the covered bridge was built by Allen Pratt and his sister’s son Eleazar Jewett. When it was time to replace it with the new steel bridge, the covered bridge was “disposed of to Louis Gauthier.”
Source:
NSPCB Archives, Richard Sanders Allen Collection, Paper Files, Vermont Lists & Maps, Folder 1

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