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Cornwall-Salisbury
Bridge
VT-01-01
Salisbury, Vt. - Addison County
Photo of Cornwell-Salisbury Bridge
Photo of Cornwell-Salisbury Bridge Bridge

Photo of Cornwell-Salisbury Bridge Portal

Photo of Cornwell-Salisbury Bridge Portal
Photo of Cornwell-Salisbury Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Champlain Valley
County:  Addison
Town:  Cornwall - Salisbury Border
Locality:  Salisbury Center
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 43 55.080
W 73 10.449
Owner:  Towns
Bridge Carries:  Swamp Road (Cornwall) and Creek Road (Salisbury)
Bridge Crosses:  Otter Creek
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Town Lattice
Town Lattice Truss Sketch
Year Built:  1865
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  136'-0"
Width: 14'-2"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: 3 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 10'-0"
World Guide No.: 45-01-01
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
The Cornwall-Salisbury Covered Bridge is known by many names. This include the Station Bridge, Creek Road Bridge, Cedar Swamp Bridge and Salisbury Station Bridge. The superstructure is a town lattice truss with two spans each 77 feet long. This bridge carries Creek Road in Salisbury and Swamp Road in Cornwall over Otter Creek. This bridge was built in 1865, a pier was added in 1970.

Photography
Portal photos are easy, traffic volume is low. Easy to photograph in late fall and winter.

Parking
Parking available in small lot near bridge.

Additional Information
The day we visited the bridge was just at sunset, the lighting was extrodinary with the sun bathing the bridge in an orange glow. Five minutes later the sun had set and the mountains behind the bridge in the east were still being lit by the sun.

Truss

Photo of Cornwell-Salisbury Bridge Town Lattice Truss
Town Lattice Truss

Location Map

Location Map of Cornwell Bridge


Location
3.2 miles south of junction VT74 on VT30, then 1.3 miles left on Swamp Road. The bridge is located in the Towns of Cornwell and Salisbury in Addison County.


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