Fallasburg Bridge is a 100ft span Brown truss covered bridge, erected in 1871 in Vergennes Township, Michigan, United States, north of Lowell on the Flat River. Carrying Covered Bridge Road across the Flat, it is located in the Fallasburg Historical District south of Whites Bridge and Smyrna. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and along with Whites Bridge, Langley Covered Bridge, and Zehnder's Holz Brucke, is one of only four Michigan covered bridges open to vehicle traffic.Make Fallasburg Covered Bridge a centerpiece of your Lowell vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lowell trip planner.
The bridge uses the Brown truss system, a through truss consisting of diagonal compression beams and (optionally) almost vertical tension members (slanting in at the top toward the center of the span). This system was patented by Josiah Brown of Buffalo, New York, in 1857. The Brown truss is similar to the Howe arrangement of "X" bracing and counter bracing, but uses lighter members and less timber. It contains no upright compression members and uses no iron except for bolt connectors at the timber intersections. Builders used the Brown truss successfully in at least four covered bridges in Michigan, three of which (Ada Covered Bridge, Whites Bridge and this one) are still in existence. The Brown truss was thus briefly popular in Michigan but did not gain wide acceptance elsewhere.
Fallasburg Covered Bridge reviews
A nice relaxing place to visit, to see a piece of Lowell history. Always enjoy walking through the bridge. more »
This is the place you go out of your way to take your wife when she's having a bad day so she can "Ohhh!" and "Ahhh!" over, relax and feel the romance. Christmas day 2018, we were visiting from... more »
Excellent covered bridge, great place for photos. We kayak d from White's bridge (vandalized a few years ago, and being rebuilt in 2020), a nice two hour easy trip.
It's a bridge. If that's your thing add a star. Small park nearby but not anything to plan your day around. Worth a visit for a picnic or short diversion if you happen to be in the area.
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