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Inventory Number: VT/45-13-28x
County: Windham County
Township: Dover
Town/Village: West Dover
Bridge Name: Village or West Dover
Crosses: North Branch Deerfield River
Truss type: King
Spans: 1
Length: 30' or 39'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1882
Builder: John B. Davis
When Lost: Sep 1938
Cause: Hurricane/Flood
Latitude: N42 56.183
Longitude: W072 50.955
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Village Bridge, Dover, Windham County, VT Built 1882 Lost 1938
Richard Donovan / Trish Kane Collection
Comments:
Per The Brattleboro Reformer, September 27, 1938, "Windham county's roster of covered bridge was reduced to 24 by last week's flood. Those swept away were: Center bridge in Wardsboro; Brookside bridge in Newfane; West Dover bridge and Ryder bridge in Grafton."
Sources:
The Brattleboro Reformer, September 27, 1938.
Brattleboro Daily Reformer. The Flood and Hurricane of 1938,
Allen, Richard S. & Morse Victor. Windham County's Famous Covered Bridges, 1960, page 9
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 51

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