Near Shoreham in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Shoreham Covered Railroad Bridge
This Howe truss Railroad Bridge is one of only two covered railroad bridges left in Vermont. It was built in 1897 on the 15.6 mile Addison Branch connecting the Rutland Railroad at Leicester Junction with the Delaware and Hudson at Ticonderoga, New York, crossing Lake Champlain on a floating bridge at Larrabee's Point. This bridge was last used for rail traffic in 1951.
Erected 2013 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 43° 51.624′ N, 73° 15.208′ W. Marker is near Shoreham, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker can be reached from Shoreham Depot Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the far end of a parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Shoreham VT 05770, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Levi P. Morton (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mt. Independence Military Road (approx. 4.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mt. Independence Military Road (approx. 4.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Larrabee’s Point (approx. 6.2 miles away); Military Road (approx. 6.6 miles away); American Blockhouse – 1777 Storehouse - 1776 (approx. 6.8 miles away); Heritage Travelers over the Years (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shoreham.
More about this marker. From parking area, a short walk down the abandonned railway bed leads to the bridge.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.