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Scovill, Washington County

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Inventory Number: VT/45-12-82x
County: Washington County
Township: Berlin
Bridge Name: Scovill
Crosses: Dog River
Truss type:
Length: c90'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1859
Builder: Joe Silloway
When Lost: c1927
Latitude: N44 14.26
Longitude: W072 35.81
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Directions: Just south of Montpelier on Route 12.
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Per the St. Johnsbury Republican, December 16, 1926, the covered bridge adjacent to the Scovill farm was sold at auction by the Town of Berlin on December 14, 1926. "The bridge was constructed in 1859, by the town, and cost between $800 and $1000. It is 90 feet long, spans the Dog river which crossed between sections of the Scovill farm and was made of timbers sawed out on an old time 'up and down' saw, before the circular saws came into fashion. The cords were hand hewn, but the bridge builders, led by Joe Silloway who always lived in Berlin, until he died, were paid only $1.25 a day in those times." The bridge fetched only $50.
St. Johnsbury Republican, December 16, 1926.
NSPCB Archives, Richard Sanders Allen Collection, Paper Files, Vermont Lists & Maps, Folder 1

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