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Depot, Windham County

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Inventory Number: VT/45-13-12x
County: Windham County
Township: Townshend
Town/Village: West Townshend
Bridge Name: Depot
Crosses: oxbow of Tannery Brook
Truss type: Queen
Spans: 1
Length: 85'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1855
Builder: Harrison "Tip" Chamberlain
When Lost: 1959
Cause: Removed
Latitude: N43 04.97
Longitude: W072 42.67
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Directions: On VT30. On the road leading to the former Townshend railroad station.

Depot Bridge, Townshend, Windham County, VT Built 1855 Lost 1959
Richard E. Roy Collection

Depot Bridge, Townshend, Windham County, VT Built 1855 Lost 1959
Richard E. Roy Collection

The 1967 Connecticut River Valley Bulletin lists the construction date as 1872. This bridge was removed in 1959 by the US Corps of Engineers to make way for the Townshend flood control project and put into storage. It was shortened to 44' and reconstructed at the Vermont Country Store as VT-13-23 in 1967 replacing a "flimsy, uncovered wooden Bridge". Coordinates are approximate.
Clough, Philip & Betsy. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 1959, page 79
Allen, Richard S. & Morse Victor. Windham County's Famous Covered Bridges, 1960, pages 32-33
Nelson, Joseph C.. Spanning Time - Vermont's Covered Bridges, 1997, pages 179-180
National Society For the Preservation of Covered Bridges. Covered Bridge Topics, Volume XXXIX, No. 3, Summer 1981, page 14.
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 53
Connecticut River Valley Covered Bridge Society. Bulletin, Volume XIV, No. 1, Summer 1967, page 6

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