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Cambridge in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Cambridge Junction Bridge

 
 
Cambridge Junction Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Bergeron, September 16, 2009
1. Cambridge Junction Bridge Marker
Inscription. This bridge was built in 1887 by George W. Holmes in order to access an important railroad junction and the surrounding village of Cambridge Junction. The Burr Arch structure has a clear span of 135 feet, making it one of the longest spans of its type in the United States. The bridge is also known as the "Poland Bridge" after the retired judge who led a lawsuit against the Town of Cambridge that resulted in the bridge's construction. The bridge was rehabilitated in 2003-04 with funds from the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Act, which was authored by Vermont Senator James Jeffords.
 
Erected 2004 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 44° 39.047′ N, 72° 48.881′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker is on Cambridge Junction Road 0.1 miles north of Grand Army of the Republic Highway (State Route 15), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jeffersonville VT 05464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Julian Scott (approx. 6.4 miles away); George Washington Henderson (approx. 8.8 miles away); Consuelo Northrop Bailey
Wideview of Cambridge Junction Bridge Marker and bridge image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 10, 2016
2. Wideview of Cambridge Junction Bridge Marker and bridge
(approx. 12.2 miles away); Chester A. Arthur (approx. 12.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chester A. Arthur (approx. 13 miles away); Chittenden Mills (approx. 13.6 miles away); "Snowflake" Bentley (approx. 14.8 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other Burr Truss Bridges on HMDB.org
 
Also see . . .  The Burr Truss. This bridge is a Burr Truss structure. The Burr Truss was invented by Theodore Burr. (Submitted on September 13, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Cambridge Junction Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Steve Bergeron, September 16, 2009
3. Cambridge Junction Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2012, by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2016, by Dennis Gilkenson of Saxtons River, Vermont. Photos:   1. submitted on November 20, 2012, by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont.   2. submitted on September 11, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on November 20, 2012, by Steve Bergeron of Milton, Vermont. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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