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Inventory Number: VT/45-13-37x
County: Windham County
Township: Jamaica
Town/Village: Bondville
Bridge Name: Howard
Crosses: Winhall River
Truss type: Queen
Spans: 1
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built: 1892
Builder: David Howard
When Lost: 1938
Cause: Replaced
Latitude: N43 08.83
Longitude: W072 50.48
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Howard Bridge, Jamaica, Windham County, VT Built 1889 Lost 1938
Richard E. Roy Collection


Howard Bridge, Jamaica, Windham County, VT Built 1889 Lost 1938
Richard E. Roy Collection


Howard Bridge, Jamaica, Windham County, VT Built 1889 Lost 1938
Margaret Foster Collection, NSPCB Archives

Comments:
The bridge was named for its builder - David Howard. It was unusual in this area because its roof was nearly flat. Per The Londonderry Sifter, December 9, 1892, "The new covered bridge at this place [Rawsonville] is completed and a fine structure with flat roof and steel covering."
Sources:
The Londonderry Sifter, December 9, 1892.
Allen, Richard S. & Morse Victor. Windham County's Famous Covered Bridges, 1960, pages 15-16

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