Highgate Falls Lenticular Truss Bridge

Highgate Falls Lenticular Truss Bridge (HM22B2)

Location: Highgate, VT 05459 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 56.015', W 73° 2.909'

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Built in 1887 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Co., this structure is one of the few surviving examples of a bridge type popular in the 1880s and 1890s. The parabolic or lenticular truss, developed by William Douglas of Binghamton, NY, used less metal than conventional trusses without sacrificing strength. The lower cost and distinctive shape contributed to its success. With Charles Jarvis, Douglas helped make the Berlin Iron Bridge Co. New England's most important structural iron and steel fabricator during the late 19th century. The firm developed standardized parts fabricated in the shop and shipped partially assembled. The ornamental plaque and cresting were distinguishing features for the company. The main span is 215' and the pony truss approach 80'.
HM NumberHM22B2
Year Placed2002
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Thursday, October 26th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 653987 N 4977424
Decimal Degrees44.93358333, -73.04848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 56.015', W 73° 2.909'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 56' 0.90000000000003" N, 73° 2' 54.54" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 249-393 VT-207, Highgate VT 05459, US
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