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Fuller Lattice 1890
Photograph - Original Photography By Deborah Benoit
Located on South Richford Road in Montgomery, Vermont Village.
Construction is town lattice built by Sheldon and Savannah Jewett in 1890. The bridge crosses the Black Falls Brook on the edge of town and is on South Richford Road.
Appearance-wise, the bridge looks in good shape, but it is said to need about $100, 000 worth of reconstruction work. The bridge is in everyday use. Montgomery's covered bridges provide a fascinating glimpse into the past. Each bridge has a history, sometimes a rather troubled one. Today their survival hangs in the balance. Maintenance is the main problem.Slow down sign at a Montgomery bridge The bridges were never designed to take modern traffic. Montgomery is not a wealthy town and has a hard time finding the thousands of dollars required to keep the bridges in useable condition. The State of Vermont provides little help arguing that the bridges are hardly practical. The subject of bridge maintenance is always a contentious issue at Town meetings. We'd like to suggest that Montgomery launch a national "adopt -a- covered bridge" campaign.
January 15th, 2013
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