Charlotte, Vt. January 12, 2011 - Vermont Agency of Transportation officials presented ideas at Monday's Charlotte Selectboard meeting that they hope will help resolve the dilemma presented by the deteriorating Quinlan covered bridge.
Repair of the 87-foot-long bridge spanning Lewis Creek must conform to Federal Highway Administration guidelines and the Vermont Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Plan administered by Vermont's Agency of Transportation.
Mark Colgan of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. of North Ferrisburgh is a consulting engineer working with the state. He described the three possibilities considered by the state Historic Bridge Preservation Committee.
For the story and photos, go to: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110112/LIVING13/110111021/Charlotte-studies-options-to-repair-bridge.
For the Vtrans Historic Bridge Committee meeting about the Quinlan bridge go to: Quinlan Covered Bridge Study - December 1, 2010.
The 86-foot Quinlan Bridge was built in 1849 to cross Lewis Creek using a multiple king post truss with Burr arch.
[Our thanks to Tom Keating and Richard Hiscock for forwarding this story - Ed.]