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Brown Covered Bridge

Brown Covered Bridge
A light brown wooden covered bridge seen from one side of the river it crosses, slightly below the portal. It is surrounded by green tree branches on either side.
Bridge in 2010
Nearest city Rutland, Vermont
Built 1880
Architect Powers,Nichols M.
Architectural style Town Lattice
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74000250 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 21, 1974
Designated NHL August 25, 2014

The Brown Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge in Shrewsbury, Vermont. Built in 1880 by Nichols Powers, famed Vermont Bridgewright, also builder of Blenheim Bridge, recently lost to flooding in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Clarendon was the hometown of Mr. Powers and it is thought the Brown was perhaps the last bridge built in a forty five year bridgewrighting career.

The bridge is a Town Lattice type truss, with a 100-foot (30 m) span across the Cold River, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2014 it was further designated a National Historic Landmark.[2]


It is located on the Upper Cold River Road, a seasonal dirt road a few miles from U.S. Route 7 near Rutland, Vermont.

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ Mike Litterst (September 30, 2014). "Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce Nine New National Historic Landmarks Highlighting America's Diverse History and Culture" (Press release). Washington.  

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