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Suspension

Although no suspension bridges are currently in use on Vermont's roads and railroads, at least three notable suspension bridges were constructed in the state in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries.

Bancroft Falls Bridge

A suspension bridge spanning the Missisquoi River was erected in Sheldon in 1888. The bridge was replaced after the 1927 flood.

Bancroft Falls Suspension Bridge Bancroft Falls Suspension Bridge

Bancroft Falls Suspension Bridge: Image courtesy of Robert McCullough, Crossings: A History of Vermont Bridges, 2005

Brattleboro-Chesterfield Bridge

A suspension bridge connecting Brattleboro, Vermont, and Chesterfield, New Hampshire, was dedicated in 1889. The bridge was destroyed during the 1936 flood.

Brattleboro-Chesterfield Bridge

Brattleboro-Chesterfield Bridge: Image courtesy of Robert McCullough

Proctor's Sutherland Falls Bridge

A more unusual suspension bridge was erected over the Otter Creek in Proctor, Vermont, to carry pipeline of slurry away from the mills of the Proctor Marble Company. The bridge was likely built around 1900 and spanned only 121 feet. The bridge was destroyed in the 1990s.

Sutherland Falls Bridge

Sutherland Falls Bridge: Image courtesy of Robert McCullough

Pedestrian Crossings

Many Vermont towns have erected small suspension bridges as pedestrian crossings.

Pedestiran Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge: Image courtesy of Robert McCullough

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