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The Brown Covered Bridge
Shrewsbury, VT
WGN Number: 45-11-09
Brown Covered Bridge
Brown Covered Bridge
Photo by Joe Nelson © 1997

The Brown Bridge, the last built by Nicholas Powers, is a fitting monument to one of Vermont's master bridge buiders. The rushing waters of the Cold River are favored by trout fisherman.

Our thanks to the Town of Shrewsbury for allowing the posting of the Vermont Covered Bridge Society Welcome patch. For more information about the Shrewsbury area visit their website at

Brown Covered Bridge Vital Statistics
Town: Shrewsbury
Location: Upper Cold River Road
Crossing: Cold River
Date: 1880
Builder: Nicholas Powers
Truss Type: Plank-lattice
Truss Length: 112 feet 6 inches
Credits: All pictures, information and descriptions are taken from Spanning Time Vermont's Covered Bridges by Joseph C. Nelson ©1997 and the World Guide to Covered Bridges - 1989
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Joe Nelson, P.O Box 267, Jericho, VT 05465-0267 This file posted 11/09/2014

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