Haunted Places in Vermont

History of Gold Brook Covered Bridge in Stowe, Vermont

Built in 1844 by John W. Smith, the famous Gold Brook Covered Bridge (more commonly known as Emily’s Bridge) was constructed to carry Covered Bridge Road across the Gold Brook river. At 48.5 feet long and 17 feet wide, the wooden bridge is Vermont’s oldest covered bridge constructed in Howe truss design; the two other surviving Howe truss in Vermont are the Connecticut River Bridges at Lunenburg and the Rutland Railroad Bridge at Shoreman.