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The Sanborn Covered Bridge
Lyndon Center, VT
WGN Number: 45-03-05
Sanborn Covered Bridge
Sanborn Covered Bridge
Photo by Joe Nelson © 1997

The Sanborn Bridge was moved from where it once crossed the Passumpsic River to Benjamin Sanborn's farm. The Sanborn is the last of the many Paddleford truss bridges that once crossed the stretch of river between Lyndon and St. Johnsbury. The others were destroyed by the 1927 flood.

Our thanks to the Town of Lyndon and the Village of Lyndonville for allowing the posting of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society Welcome patch. For more information about the Lyndon area visit their website at

Sanborn Covered Bridge Vital Statistics
Town: Lyndon
Location: Intersection of Routes 5 and 114 - Privately owned
Crossing: West Branch of the Passumpsic River
Date: 1869 (?)
Builder: Unknown
Truss Type: Paddleford
Truss Length: 120 feet
Credits: All pictures, information and descriptions are taken from Spanning Time Vermont's Covered Bridges by Joseph C. Nelson ©1997 and the World Guide to Covered Bridges - 1989
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Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267 This file posted 09/17/2014

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