Hyde Hall Bridge
|Hyde Hall Bridge|
Hyde Hall Bridge
|Design||Burr Arch Truss|
|Total length||53 feet (16.2 meters)|
Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
Hyde Hall Bridge, November 2004
|Nearest city||East Springfield, New York|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|NRHP Reference #||98001539 |
|Added to NRHP||December 17, 1998|
Hyde Hall Bridge is a wooden covered bridge built in 1823 on then-private property of Hyde Hall, a country mansion. Both are now included in Glimmerglass State Park. It is the oldest surviving bridge in New York State. It is the oldest covered bridge in the United States.[note 1] However, this distinction is also claimed for the Hassenplug Bridge in Pennsylvania.
The bridge consists of a single 53 foot (16.2 meter) span using a Burr Arch Truss and was constructed by master carpenter Cyrenus Clark with assistance from carpenter Andrew Alden and stone mason Lorenzo Bates. Renovations to the bridge were performed by the State of New York in 1967.
It is one of 29 historic covered bridges in New York State.
- This is true if the 1823 date is correct. The World Guide to Covered Bridges and its entries of both the National Register of Historic Places and the Historic American Engineering Record list it as being constructed in 1825. The Historic American Buildings Survey entry for it shows an 1830 erection date.
- 13 b&w photos and 13 data pages on Hyde Hall Covered Bridge, at Historic American Buildings Survey
- 2 photos, 2 data pages and Supplemental material on Hyde Hall Bridge, at Historic American Buildings Survey
- Hyde Hall Bridge, at Covered Bridges of the Northeast USA
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