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Downers / Upper Falls
Bridge
VT-14-08
Weathersfield VT - Windsor County
Photo of Downers Bridge Elevation View
Photo of Downers Bridge


Photo of Downers Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Southern
County:  Windsor
Town:  Weathersfield
Locality:  Amsden (Downers Four Corners)
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 43 23.904
W 72 31.297
Owner:  Town
Bridge Carries:  Upper Falls Rd
Bridge Crosses:  Black River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Town Lattice
Year Built:  1840
Builder:  James F. Tasker
Structure Characteristics:  Span:  120'-0"
Width: 14'-7"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: 3 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 9'-5"
World Guide No.: 45-14-08
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
The Downers or Upper Falls Covered Bridge is a 120 foot long Town Lattice Truss . It carries a Upper Falls Road over the Black River in Amsden. This bridge was built in about 1840.

Photography
Portal photos are easy, traffic volume is low. Getting down the the stream is easy on the west side of bridge. Nice area along bank to take pictures of sides of bridge. Dropped my digital camera into the Black River while taking photos of this bridge, it floated down the river a short distance in its leather case, luckily it still works.

Parking
Cross the bridge. Lots of parking along the road on the other side.

Truss



Location Map




Location
0.3 miles west of junction of VT106 on VT44, then 0.1 miles left on Upper Falls Rd. The bridge is located south west of Amsden in Windsor County.


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