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“Just a Covered Bridge with a Haunted Past”

Ranked #11 of 62 things to do in Stowe
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Make no mistake, this is just a covered bridge. Traffic still passes through it so don't expect to be able to just stand around in the middle of it or let your kids run wild as they might get hit by a car. The road isn't generally that heavily traveled but during foliage season it will be.

The only thing that really makes this bridge a worthwhile stop is its haunted history. There are several different versions of the story told by the locals, but the basic premise is that a young women named Emily died on this bridge on her wedding night. Some say the horse bucked her off on the way to meet her future husband. Other stories say that her lover never showed and she hung herself in the bridge or jumped over the side of the bridge killing herself on the rocks below. Many people claim to have had experiences on this bridge. I used to go there alot to "ghost hunt" when I was a kid. I have never seen or experienced anything. If you go there after dark be prepared for groups of teenagers out there trying to catch a glimpse of Emily.

Overall, it is a fun stop if you are already in the area. But I wouldn't make a special trip to see it.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

On our commute into town and included in our wedding invitation. Very short and at the end of a scenic dirt road.

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Bridge was pretty neat, especially with the backstory. No ghosts seen or felt on this trip. It's a lovely covered bridge was running river below. It was worth the trip to walk over the bridge, as it's just a short drive outside of Stowe.

Thank Maryann S
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I read about Emily's Bridge online, and was intrigued. But when we found it, all I could think was: "That's it??!!". It's a covered bridge. Nuff said.

Thank dgstick
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

The story that goes with this covered bridge made the stop an interesting one. Seems there are many different endings to these stories

Thank HelenO759
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