Grease an 8x8 baking pan with butter or baking spray.
Cut the bread into triangles, and arrange in the baking pan.
In a measuring jug, whisk together the eggs, half and half, maple syrup and salt.
Pour the mixture over the bread.
Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
Heat the oven to 350F.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and salt.
Sprinkle topping over the bread.
Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown on the top and set.
Allow to cool slightly.
Cut into slices, and serve.