Cornwall/Salisbury temporary structure replaces burned covered bridge

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Cornwall/Salisbury temporary structure replaces burned covered bridge

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine These photos from James Dwinell are of the new, temporary Cornwall/Salisbury bridge replacing the burned covered bridge, which was consumed last September. They started erecting yesterday, the bridge will be up today, then planking, and guard rails, open the middle of next week, the project manager said. VTrans was on scene too. The project manager said that the permanent bridge would replace this one two to five years hence.

According to www.visit-vermont.com, the The Cornwall-Salisbury Bridge is also known by the names Station Bridge, Creek Road Bridge, Cedar Swamp Bridge, and Salisbury Station Bridge. This one-lane bridge, built in 1865, carries Creek Road in Salisbury and Swamp Road in Cornwall over Otter Creek.

"It was like an erector set of my youth, and they move right along that's for sure," Dwinell said.