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Sayres / Thetford Center Bridge
VT-09-06
Thetford Center VT - Orange County
Photo of Sayres bridge

Photo of Sayres Bridge

Photo of Sayres Bridge Portal

Photo of Sayres Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  North Central
County:  Orange
Town:  Thetford
Locality:  Thetford Center
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 43 49.826
W 72 15.500
Owner:  Town
Bridge Carries:  Tucker Hill Road
Bridge Crosses:  Ompompanoosuc River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Haupt
Year Built:  1839
Builder:  Unknown
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  134'-0"
Span:  127'-0"
Width: 18'-1"
Lanes:  1
Posted Load: 8 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 11'-0"
World Guide No.: 45-09-06
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Unknown

Description
The Sayres Covered Bridge is a 127 foot long Town Lattice Truss. It carries Tucker Hill Road over the Ompompanoosuc River in Thetford Center. The year this bridge was built is 1839.

Photography
The portals are easy to photograph. It was almost dark when we visited this bridge, did not try to get into streambed for photos.

Parking
Parking is available on the south side of bridge.

Truss

Photo of Sayres Bridge Truss
Haupt Truss

Location Map




Location
2.2 miles northwest of junction I91 on VT113 (Exit 14), then 0.2 miles left on Tucker Hill Road. The bridge is located in the Thetford Center in Orange County.


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