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This is a list of all 10 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Vermont. 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 states.
1888 (suspension bridge)
Sheldon Springs, Vermont, USA (Missisquoi River)
Bridgemeister ID:94
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1889 (suspension bridge)
Chesterfield vicinity, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (Connecticut River)
Bridgemeister ID:95
References:CCR
Principals:Berlin Iron Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, March 19, 1936
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood March 19, 1936.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1994 Green Mountain Roamers Gateway (Winooski Wonder)
North Duxbury, Vermont, USA (Winooski River)
Bridgemeister ID:244
Structurae ID:0004789
O'Donnell ID:784
Coordinates:N 44.3603 W 72.8032
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~270f
Photo by David Denenberg
2005 (footbridge)
Ithiel Falls, Vermont, USA (Lamoille River - Long Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:1966
O'Donnell ID:783
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:136f
Photo by Matthew Wels
2010 Big Branch
Mount Tabor, Danby vicinity, Vermont, USA (Big Branch of Otter Creek - Appalachian/Long Trails - Big Branch Wilderness)
Bridgemeister ID:2608
O'Donnell ID:777
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2014)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100f
Deck width:3f
Notes
  • Matthew Wells notes the 2010 bridge replaced a 1968 suspension bridge.
Photo by Matthew Wels
(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
(snowmobile bridge)
Cambridgeport, Vermont, USA (Saxtons River)
Bridgemeister ID:2606
O'Donnell ID:775
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~140f
Notes
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell notes the suspended span is aided by an intermediate pier not original to the bridge.
(snowmobile bridge)
Saxtons River, Vermont, USA (Saxtons River)
Bridgemeister ID:2605
O'Donnell ID:774
Use:Snowmobile
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~150f
Clarendon Gorge (Robert Brugmann Memorial)
Rutland vicinity, Vermont, USA (Mill River - Appalachian Trail)
Bridgemeister ID:323
O'Donnell ID:778
References:PQU
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood 1973, rebuilt.
  • Welles Lobb writes: "Bob Brugmann, my best friend from high school, was attempting to cross an older damaged version of the bridge on July 4, 1973 during a flood when he was swept to death in the raging waters. Bob was 17, a brilliant budding environmentalist, and was attempting a southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail the time of his accident. Later, the Green Mountain Club (a hiking organization) rebuilt the bridge and dedicated it to my late friend."
Photo by Sanford Bragg
School Street
Chester, Vermont, USA (Williams River Middle Branch)
Bridgemeister ID:2532
O'Donnell ID:776
Coordinates:N 43.2628 W 72.59928
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Sign at bridge states: "Destroyed August 1976, Rebuilt 1977"
Photo by David Denenberg

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