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Brown Bridge, Spanning Cold River, Upper Cold River Road, Shrewsbury, Rutland County, VT



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Location
Upper Cold River Road, Shrewsbury, VT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VT-28
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N984).
Building/structure dates: 1880 initial construction
Significance: Brown Bridge is one of the best-designed examples of the Town lattice truss, a widely used style of timber bridge framing. It is also notable as the last bridge by Nichols M. Powers of Clarendon, one of Vermont's best-known bridge builders.

Subjects
Covered Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Powers, Nichols M.
Town, Ithiel
Streeter, George
Lloyd, R.
Plumley, F. M.
Knight, A.
Conwill, Joseph D., Historian
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
NORTHEAST PORTAL.
INTERIOR, NORTHEAST PORTAL.
CONNECTIONS, UPPER CHORD, NORTH TRUSS.
TRUNNELS AND LOWER CHORD DETAILS.
EAST ABUTMENT DETAIL.
SOUTHWEST ABUTMENT DETAIL FROM DOWNSTREAM.
VIEW FROM DOWNSTREAM.
VIEW FROM DOWNSTREAM.


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