Shrewsbury in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 43° 33.994′ N, 72° 55.154′ W. Marker is 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).
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 208 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.