Vermont Roads - VT 102

VT 102

Over the Nulhegan River and under a railroad into Bloomfield. The other approaches at the VT 105 intersection have the appropriate green shields.

North past the Columbia Covered Bridge, one of the latest covered bridges built for utility instead of novelty (1912). It's also one of two covered bridges across the Connecticut River, both of which are the only Howe trusses in NH. The other is the Mt. Orne Bridge, another surprisingly new bridge (1911).

East across the Columbia into NH.

Back west. Which side wears its signs better?

Old, cracked signs at the shortest highway in the state. VT 26 is only 69 feet long because the border is on the near side of the Connecticut River - obviously NH 26 is a much longer route - but it's signed as the VT route and not the NH route (usually done with "N.H." written hastily inside the shield). The milemarker is barely legible, but the top line definitely says "1020" for VT 102. (The next line is "0512" for town/county.)

All of the signs are of similar age, all cracked and all now incorrect save the US 3, as these are state-maintained highways and would now use the squashed oval in the green shield. I'm sure these ovals predate the new state route style. The bridge you see is all NH 26 (look how narrow the mighty Connecticut has become!), leaving just the part from the abutment west (to the right), short enough that I crabwalked my way across.

Onto VT 105
To US 3
Onto NH 26 (via VT 26)
VT 102 Non-Roads
Guildhall Non-Roads on VT 102
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