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Inventory Number: VT/45-13-35x
County: Windham County
Township: Grafton
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: Walker
Crosses: Saxtons River
Truss type: Queen
Spans: 1
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built: 1870
Builder:
When Lost: Nov 1937
Cause: Razed
Latitude: N43 10.66
Longitude: W072 35.29
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Topographic map of the area
Directions: Southeast of Grafton.

Walker Bridge, Grafton, Windham County, VT (1870-1937)
Eastern Illustrating Postcard, Richard E. Roy Collection
Comments:
The bridge was held up by props and guy wires during its final days. Per the Springfield Reporter, November 11, 1937, "New Bridge Opened The old covered Walker bridge is all down and the steam shovel is digging out the old south abutment so that the channel of the river can be widened ."
Sources:
Springfield Reporter, November 11, 1937.
Allen, Richard S. & Morse Victor. Windham County's Famous Covered Bridges, 1960, page 14
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 58

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