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Twin, Washington County

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Inventory Number: VT/45-12-35x
County: Washington County
Township: Middlesex - Moretown
Bridge Name: Twin
Crosses: Winooski River
Truss type:
Spans: 2
Length: 214'
Roadway Width:
When Lost: Nov 1927
Cause: Flood
Latitude: N44 18.40
Longitude: W072 41.75
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Directions: West of Middlesex.

Twin Bridge, Middlesex-Moretown, Washington County, VT Flood Nov 1927
Richard Sanders Allen Collection, NSPCB Archives

Twin Bridge, Middlesex, Washington County, VT Lost 1927
Richard E. Roy Collection

Twin Bridge, Middlesex-Moretown, Washington County, VT Flood Nov 1927
Todd Clark Collection

Double-barrel. Per the Argus and Patriot (Montpelier), September 24, 1884, "The traveling public will be pleased to learn that at last the towns of Moretown adn Middlesex have decided to repair the long covered bridge on the road between Middlesex and Waterbury. It has long been a disgrace to the towns, and the only wonder is that some one has not met with serious accident there. It ios a double tracked bridge, but one side has long been closed, and on the other the planking has been in such condition as to make it hardly safe to drive over." The earliest mention of the twin bridge found in a newspapers search was 1903, so it may not have used that name earlier. Per The Barre Daily Times, December 12, 1927, "The temporary bridge that replaces the twin bridge over the Winooski at Middlesex, carried away by the flood, will be open to travel tomorrow."
The Barre Daily Times, December 12, 1927.
Argus and Patriot (Montpelier), September 24, 1884.
NSPCB Archives, Richard Sanders Allen Collection, Paper Files, Vermont Lists & Maps, Folder 1

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