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Inventory Number: VT/45-11-06
County: Rutland County
Township: Pittsford
Town/Village:
Bridge Name: Depot
Crosses: Otter Creek
Truss type: Town
Spans: 1
Length: 121'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1853
Builder:
When Lost: standing
Cause:
Latitude: N43 42.570
Longitude: W073 02.565
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Directions: 1.3 miles northwest of jct VT3 on US7, then 0.2 miles left and 0.7 miles left on Depot Hill Rd.

Depot Bridge, Pittsford, Rutland County, VT Built 1853
Bill Caswell Photo (1987)


Depot Bridge, Pittsford, Rutland County, VT Built 1853
Richard E. Roy Collection


Depot Bridge, Pittsford, Rutland County, VT Built 1853
Bill Caswell Photo, April 2008


Depot Bridge, Pittsford, Rutland County, VT Built 1853
Bill Caswell Photo, April 2008


Depot Bridge, Pittsford, Rutland County, VT Built 1853
Jenn Caswell Photo, May 30, 2016

Comments:
This bridge was named for the former Pittsford Railroad Station up the road from the bridge, which, interestingly, was not built until sometime after the bridge was constructed Lateral stabilization is provided by a railroad rail at both portals on the upstream side which were added by Samuel Carrara, of Pittsford, Vermont, when he renovated the bridge and abutments in 1974. In early 1985 steel I-beam stringers and poured concrete caps were added. The bridge was closed to motor traffic June 21, 2005 after an oversized truck became stuck in the bridge causing severe structural and roof damage. Repairs were made to the bridge, including installation of a new slate roof, and it was reopened on December 21, 2005. One of four Vermont covered bridges that still has a slate roof. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 21, 1974.
Sources:
Conwill, Joseph D.. Images of America - Vermont Covered Bridges, 2004, page 29
National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. World Guide to Covered Bridges, 2009, page 147

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