Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge (HM22H5)

Location: Shelburne, VT 05482 Chittenden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 22.623', W 73° 13.793'

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1845 · Cambridge, Vermont · Moved to Museum: 1950-1951

Measuring 168 feet in length with two vehicle lanes and a footpath, the Covered Bridge spanned the Lamoille River for more than one hundred years. The bridge's system of parallel-chord trusses and arches, which act in concert to support both the bridge and its load, permitted the construction of longer spans. The arch truss design was patented in 1804 by Theodore Burr, one of the 19th century's most successful bridge architects. Its roof protects against severe weather and adds stability, while the enclosed sides may have shielded crossing farm animals from distracting views.
The Covered Bridge served as the Museum's entrance until the late 1970s.
HM NumberHM22H5
Placed ByThe Shelburne Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 641016 N 4915276
Decimal Degrees44.37705000, -73.22988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.623', W 73° 13.793'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 37.38" N, 73° 13' 47.58" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 741-883 Shelburne Museum, Shelburne VT 05482, US
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