Built in 1927, the Tranton Covered Bridge is one of the many covered bridges that you'll find in the Sussex, New Brunswick area. Located near Roachville, this 127 foot (39 meter) long covered bridge over Smith Creek is located within some verdant farmland and is a stone's throw away from the Salmon Covered Bridge. Also known as the Smith Creek #1 Covered Bridge, the Tranton Covered Bridge is built with a Howe Truss design, which I found is typical for covered bridges around Sussex.
I found the Tranton Covered Bridge to be a delightful stop during my visit to some of the covered bridges around Sussex and is worth visiting during a covered bridge tour in the area.
|Inside the covered bridge, you can see the interior elements of the Howe Truss design.|
|Ready to pass under the covered bridge. The Armadale Farm dairy and cheese shop is located just beyond the covered bridge if you are heading west on Roachville Road.|
|A headache bar is in place to help prevent damage to the bridge by over height vehicles.|
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Sources and Links:
DaleJTravis.com - New Brunswick Covered Bridges List
GalenFrysinger.com - Tranton Covered Bridge
Charles E. Frees-Melvin - Tranton Covered Bridge
Tourism New Brunswick - Smith Creek No. 1 Covered Bridge (Tranton)