The covered bridge is 172 feet (52 m) long, 15 feet (4.6 m) wide and supports one lane of vehicle traffic for the Sharon-Goshen Turnpike (Connecticut Route 128). The bridge is built of red spruce timbers secured with treenails (wooden pegs). In 1973 the roadway was reinforced with the addition of a concealed steel deck.
The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Extensive repair was done to the floor of the bridge during the mid-1940s when a tanker truck carrying tar plunged through the flooring.