Pulp Mill Bridge - Middlebury, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere
N 44° 01.453 W 073° 10.632
18T E 646082 N 4876177
Quick Description: Constructed in 1820, and rebuilt several times since. Pulp Mill Bridge is the only two-lane covered bridge in Vermont still in daily use. Listed on the NRHP in 1974.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 10/19/2009 2:24:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM7FJV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
Pulp Mill Bridge is located in a small neighborhood on the border of Middlebury and Weybridge, Vermont. It is a 184-foot Burr arch, double barrel truss construction which carries Pulp Mill Bridge Road over Otter Creek.

Source: http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/tech/burr.htm

It was originally a single span, but time and use have reduced it's structural integrity - and part of reconstruction was dividing it into 3 spans with concrete piers, and timber cribs added at each division.

The only other 2-lane covered bridge in Vermont serves as a staff entrance to Shelburne Museum. It has it's own waymark.

There is a nice old mill waterfall on Otter Creek, just north of this bridge; it is included in the gallery.

Street address:
Pulp Mill Bridge Road
Middlebury, VT USA

County / Borough / Parish: Addison County

Year listed: 1974

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Transportation: Current use as a roadway bridge.

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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