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This is a list of the only bridge from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Otter Creek. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
(conveyor bridge)
Proctor, Vermont, USA (Otter Creek - Sutherland Falls)
Bridgemeister ID:1692
Use:Conveyor
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • The postcard doesn't show much, but I have seen other photos that show a large wood-shingled tower at one end of the bridge. The bridge was likely completed in the late 1800's.
  • I categorized this bridge as a "conveyor" bridge although it was not mechanized. Robert Ratti provided the following information: "it was a carrier of marble slurry from the Vermont Marble Co. and ended in the swamp nearby... In 1936, I lived right at the end of the swamp and climbed on that waste carrier many times."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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