Cambridge Junction Bridge - Cambridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 39.042 W 072° 48.884
18T E 673276 N 4946471
1887 Bridge rehabbed in 2003
Waymark Code: WM6XZ0
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 08/03/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 15

This bridge was built in 1887 by George W. Holmes in order to access an important railroad junction and the surrounding village of Cambridge Junction. The Burr Arch structure has a clear span of 135 feet, making it one of the longest spans of its type in the United States. The bridge is also known as the “Poland Bridge” after the retired judge who led a lawsuit against the Town of Cambridge that resulted in the bridge’s construction. The bridge was rehabilitated in 2003-04 with funds from the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Act, which was authored by Vermont Senator James Jeffords.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Poland Bridge."

Bring bug spray. Of six bridges I visited today, this is the only one at which I was attacked by a herd of mosquitos.

Marker Name: Cambridge Junction Bridge

Location: Cambridge

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