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Inventory Number: VT/45-13-31x
County: Windham County
Township: Dummerston
Town/Village: West Dummerston
Bridge Name: Taft
Crosses: Stickney Brook
Truss type: Town
Spans: 1
Length: 65'
Roadway Width:
Built: c1870
Builder:
When Lost: 1951
Cause: Moved
Latitude: N42 54.91
Longitude: W072 36.78
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Taft Bridge, Dummerston, Windham County, VT Built c1870 Lost 1951
Richard E. Roy Collection


Taft Bridge, Dummerston, Windham County, VT Built c1870 Lost 1951
Richard E. Roy Collection


Taft Bridge, Dummerston, Windham County, VT Built c1870 Moved 1951
Todd Clark Collection

Comments:
The bridge was built after an 1869 storm cut a new channel for the stream. Dismantled and trucked to Sturbridge Village, MA in 1951, now MA-14-03.
Sources:
Allen, Richard S. & Morse Victor. Windham County's Famous Covered Bridges, 1960, page 11
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 48

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