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Fisher Railroad Bridge
VT-08-16
Wolcott, VT - Lamoille County

Photo of Fisher Bridge Portal


Photo of Fisher Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  North Central
County:  Lamoille
Town:  Wolcott
Locality:  Wolcott
Owner:  State
Bridge Carries:  Railroad Line
Bridge Crosses:  Lamoille River
Bridge Traffic:  Railroad
Truss Type:  Town-Pratt double lattice
Year Built:  1908
Builder:  St. Johnsbury and Lamoille County Railroad
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  109'-0"
Span:  103'-0"
Width: 15'±
Tracks:  1
Posted Load: None
Posted Vertical Clearance: None
World Guide No.: 45-08-16
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
This bridge, built in 1908, carried the St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County RR over the Lamoille River until recently. The truss is a Town-Pratt with double lattice, which now only carries the deadload of the truss, roof and snow load. A steel pier was built in the river and now supposts four steel girders which carry the railroad live load. The this bridge has a full lenth cupola which allowed the smoke from the steam locomotives out of the bridge.

Photography
The park on the north side of the bridge is an excellent area to take photographs of this bridge. Easy access under bridge on south side, good for underside and panoramic photos.

Parking
Parking available at a roadside park.

Truss

Fisher Railroad Bridge Truss
Town Lattice Truss

Location Map




Location
SE of Wolcott. About 11 miles from jct VT100 N. of Morrisville on VT15 E. of Wolcott at roadside park on the S. side of the road.


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