The Winooski River is a tributary of Lake Champlain, approximately 90 miles (145 km) long, in northern Vermont in the United States. It drains an area of the northern Green Mountains between Montpelier and Burlington. It rises in Washington County north of Montpelier, then flows southwest to Montpelier, passing through the city along the south side of downtown and the Vermont State House. From Montpelier it flows northwest into Chittenden County past Richmond, passing north of the city of Burlington. It enters the eastern side of Lake Champlain approximately 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Burlington. The town of Winooski sits along the river approximately 5 miles (8 km) upstream from its mouth, on the northern edge of Burlington. The river was historically used for the transportation of timber during the logging heyday of Vermont during the 19th century. The valley of the river downstream from Montpelier is used for the route of U.S. Highway 2 and Interstate 89. A false-color Landsat image of Lake Champlain. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas Official languages None Area 24,923 km² (45th) - Land 23,974 km² - Water 949 km² (3. ... The Green Mountains are a mountain range in the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Montpelier, Vermont Montpelier is the capital of Vermont, a state of the United States of America. ... Burlington, Vermont Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont of which it is the county seat. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... The Vermont State House The Vermont State House, located in Montpelier, Vermont, is the capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Chittenden County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Richmond, Vermont Richmond is a town located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Winooski, Vermont Winooski is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont, at the mouth of the Winooski River. ... For another article about a different type of logging, see data logging. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States highway. ... Interstate 89 is an interstate highway in the New England portion of the United States. ...
The Middlesex-Winooski River Bridge is an example of the remarkable reconstruction efforts undertaken after the disastrous flood, which necessitated the reconstruction or replacement of almost all of the transportation infrastructure in the valleys of the White and WinooskiRivers and their tributaries.
The town of Middlesex, a short distance up-river from the bridge, was a commercial and agricultural center prior to the flood and sustained heavy damages to its buildings and farms.
The Middlesex-Winooski Bridge carries U.S. Route 2 as it crosses the WinooskiRiver northwest of the village of Middlesex.
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