Hyde Hall Bridge

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Hyde Hall Bridge
Hyde Hall, Covered Bridge, East Lake Road vicinity, East Springfield (Otsego County, New York).jpg
Hyde Hall Bridge
Crosses Shadow Brook
Design Burr Arch Truss
Total length 53 feet (16 m)
Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
Hyde Hall Bridge Nov 04.jpg
Hyde Hall Bridge, November 2004
Hyde Hall Bridge is located in New York
Hyde Hall Bridge
Nearest city East Springfield, New York
Coordinates 42°47′25″N 74°51′49″W / 42.79028°N 74.86361°W / 42.79028; -74.86361Coordinates: 42°47′25″N 74°51′49″W / 42.79028°N 74.86361°W / 42.79028; -74.86361
Built 1825
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 98001539 [1]
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 m) span using a Burr Arch Truss and was constructed by master carpenter Cyrenus Clark with assistance from carpenter Andrew Alden and stonemason Lorenzo Bates. Renovations to the bridge were performed by the State of New York in 1967.[2]

It is one of 29 historic covered bridges in New York State.

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  1. ^ 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.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Hyde Hall". New York Covered Bridge Society. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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