Brown Bridge Historical

Brown Bridge Historical (HM1U05)

Location: Shrewsbury, VT 05738 Rutland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 33.994', W 72° 55.154'

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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.
HM NumberHM1U05
Year Placed2016
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 668035 N 4825837
Decimal Degrees43.56656667, -72.91923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 33.994', W 72° 55.154'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 33' 59.64" N, 72° 55' 9.24" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 155-175 Upper Cold River Rd, Shrewsbury VT 05738, US
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