The 1928 bridge crossing the Missisquoi River in Richford, Vermont
2008 Main Street Bridge
is being repaired as part of the
Historic Metal Truss Bridge Preservation Plan.
The Morrisville firm of
Blow & Cote, Inc.
is putting in a temporary bridge so that the Main Street bridge
can be repaired.
The panoramic images on this page were created with the free
March 14, 2008: Crane set-up
March 20, 2008: Broken crane
It looked like the crane was fishing. Note the island of boulders and stone
in the middle of the river
on which the center support for the temporary bridge will be built.
March 27, 2008: Temporary bridge site
Old pictures of the same site. The ice jam is from
April 10, 2008: Bridge assembly
The bridge crossed the river on Friday the 10th.
This picture was taken on Sunday the 13th.
May 2, 2008: A tale of two bridges
Prep work for the old bridge restoration has begun.
July 14, 2008: An overhead view
These views were taken from the top floor of the old drug
store building. The Autostitch program warped the left side
of the bridge closeup. The bridge is actually straight.
Note the water pipe that runs under the west side sidewalk.
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