One of a plethora of covered bridges found in the Sussex, New Brunswick area is the Salmon Covered Bridge. Of the 16 covered bridges found in the Covered Bridge Capital of Atlantic Canada, the Salmon Covered Bridge may be one of the more accessible bridges found around Sussex. Located just north of the exit with NB 1, the bridge is located on an old alignment of Smiths Creek Road (NB 890) in what is known as the Salmon River Bridge Park. So while the bridge is no longer accessible to vehicular traffic, it is yours to discover at a quieter pace.
Officially known as the Kennebecasis River No. 7.5 Covered Bridge, the Salmon Covered Bridge was built in 1908. Featuring the soft gray colored wallboards that are commonly found amongst covered bridges in New Brunswick, the Salmon Covered Bridge features a Howe Truss design. The bridge is 119 feet long, or about 36 meters. While I visited in early spring, I can see vines that would give the covered bridge a more leafy accent in summer. In all, the Salmon Covered Bridge was a great little stop during my visit to New Brunswick.
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Sources and Links:
DaleJTravis.com - New Brunswick Covered Bridges List
GalenFrysinger.com - Salmon River Covered Bridge
Celebrate Sussex - Covered Bridges
Tourism New Brunswick - Kennebecasis River No. 7.5 Covered Bridge (Salmon)
Big Daddy Kreativ - Discovering the Iconic Covered Bridges of New Brunswick