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Gold Brook Covered Bridge (Emily's Covered Bridge)

Gold Brook Road, Stowe, VT
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Ranked #13 of 27 attractions in Stowe
Type: Mysterious Sites, Bridges
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Sydney, Australia
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637 reviews 637 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It's a small bridge, but the many and varied stories around it make for an imaginative visit. Covered bridges in Vermont are just lovely.

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Shirley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Didnt visit this year. Heard the story during candlelight tour on main Street. Be sure to visit at night.

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We passed a bunch of covered bridges in Vermont. this was one of the easiest to get to and take photos of. It's in pretty good condition.

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East Haven
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21 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A typical Vermont covered bridge, quaint and a nice example of its type. Drive through from the main road and park in the little turn-around. The most probable story is that a high school student in the 70's wrote an fictional essay about Emily and it was picked up as "fact". Still, a nice photogenic stop and fairly close to... More

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Essex
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

all the bridges are lovely, wish we had time to take them all in. they seem to be in good condition and you see lots of people stopping and taking pic's

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stopped to see Emily. Sadly nothing happened but I got some good shots of the bridge with the fall colors.

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Miami, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We visited Stowe in September, 2013, and made it a point to find as many covered bridges as we could. This bridge can be found on the map distributed at the Stowe Visitor's Center, but beware of misleading scale. The map is not to scale, and it makes things seem much closer than they really are. We finally found this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
101 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Located a short drive from Stowe on the Gold Brook Road, the bridge is known locally as Emily's Bridge, being Vermont's only haunted bridge, by a ghost named Emily. There are stories of Emily. One is that she was to elope with a lover who was meeting her at the bridge, and when he didn't show, she hung herself from... More

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UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This is not that well publicised locally, and a bit hard to find. It would be nice if they had not stuck a traffic sign right in the front of it, so it showed on your photo. Its a genuine covered bridge. There is not much more to say about it really, but you will need a map to find... More

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Redford, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Our first visit to the bridge. It's just outside of Stowe and a little hard to find, but we managed. It's near the very blue house on Goldbrook Road. Love it. We'll be back.

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