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Shrewsbury in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Brown Bridge

 
 
Brown Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
1. Brown Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1880 and named after a Shrewsbury family, Brown Bridge is an exceptional illustration of 19th-century covered bridge construction and an outstanding example of a Town lattice truss, one of the most significant American timber truss types. Patented in 1820 by architect Ithiel Town, the truss system consists of a rectangular timber frame connected by sawn planks arranged in the form of a lattice and fastened together with wooden pegs. Brown Bridge is the best surviving example of the work of Nichols M. Powers, a prolific covered bridge builder from Clarendon. The bridge spans Cold River, using indigenous materials as its northwest abutment. Brown Bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 2014.
 
Erected 2016 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list.
 
Location. 43° 33.994′ N, 72° 55.154′ 
Wideview of Brown Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
2. Wideview of Brown Bridge Marker
W. Marker is in Shrewsbury, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Upper Cold River Road 0.1 miles east of Cold River Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cuttingsville VT 05738, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingsley Grist Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); George Schmitt (approx. 3.3 miles away); Rutland G.A.R. Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Major General Merritt A. Edson (approx. 3.8 miles away); Korea War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Rutland World War I Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Green Mountain Boys (approx. 3.9 miles away); John Deere (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
Brown Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 27, 2016
3. Brown Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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