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Cedar Swamp Covered Bridge
|Location||Swamp Creek Road over Otter Creek, between Cornwall and Salisbury, Vermont|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architectural style||Town lattice truss|
|NRHP reference No.||74000386|
|Added to NRHP||September 10, 1974|
The Cedar Swamp Covered Bridge, also known as the Station Bridge and by various other names, was a historic wooden covered bridge spanning Otter Creek between Cornwall and Salisbury, Vermont. The Town lattice truss bridge was built in 1864-1865 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It was destroyed by fire in September 2016.
Description and history
The Cedar Swamp Covered Bridge stood in a rural area of southeastern Cornwall and western Salisbury, connecting Cornwall's Swamp Road with Salisbury's Creek Road. The bridge was a Town lattice truss structure, built as a single span 153.5 feet (46.8 m) long. It rested on abutments of marble that had were faced in concrete, and was supported near its center by a concrete pier added in 1969. The bridge was 18.5 feet (5.6 m) wide, with a roadway width of 14 feet (4.3 m) (one lane). Its exterior was finished in vertical board siding, which extended a short way on the inside of each portal. The portal openings were shaped as elliptical arches, and it was capped by a metal roof.
Built in 1864-65, the bridge was one of Vermont's few covered bridges which spanned town lines, and was the only surviving 19th-century covered bridge in both Cornwall and Salisbury. Refurbished in 2007-2008, the bridge was severely damaged by fire on September 10, 2016.
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