Title:
Aerial Photograph of Winooski River after Flood
Town:
Burlington
County:
Chittenden
State:
Vermont
Date:
1927-11-12
Description:
The historic Image shows the Winooski River and the Intervale just after the 1927 flood. In the foreground are the abutments for the railroad bridge that connected Burlington and Winooski before the flood removed it. The right abutment has been undercut and eroded; the tracks are dangling. One mid channel abutment still stands, toppled, but above the flow. The tracks lead to open space over the river. There are sand deposits (light colored) on the river floodplain where flow during the flood went overbank. In the distance there is a flood channel off to the left and more sand covers the Intervale. The Intervale farm buildings are clearly visible including the house, barns and a silo along with outbuildings. There are some fruit trees in the fields near the farm. In the left foreground is some type of industrial or warehouse operation with goods stacked outside. There are utility lines and poles along the Intervale Road as well as along the railroad. All along the river are trees that have been bent over by the flow. A handwritten caption at the bottom of the image reads, "Winooski - Burlington Railroad Bridge.
Filename:
LS01418_000.jpg
Size:
2488 x 1936 pixels; 1382780 bytes
Original Filename:
Burlington1.jpg
Keywords:
Agriculture; Autumn; Barns; Bridges; Buildings; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Erosion; Farming; Field Crops; Flood damage; Floodplains; Floods; Forests and Plants; Gardens; Geology; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Industrial buildings; Landforms; Landscapes; Living Things; Mass-wasting; Nature; Pastures; Plants; Plants,Effect of floods on; Railroad bridges; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Rainstorm; Riparian plants; Rivers; Season; Sediment transport; Soil erosion; Storms; Surface Processes; Time; Trees; Work;
Source:
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
Submitted By:
Elizabeth Stanley Mann
Submitted On:
2004-01-25
Original Media:
Aerial Photograph
Times viewed:
4017
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