List of New York covered bridges

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This is a list of covered bridges in New York State.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation identifies 29 covered bridges in New York State as historic, but these are not all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[citation needed] The New York Society of Covered Bridges lists 24 historic covered bridges.[1]

One of the NRHPs, Old Blenheim Bridge, has further been declared to be a National Historic Landmark and also has described by a Historic American Engineering Record. It may be the longest single-span covered bridge in the United States or in the world.[citation needed]

24 identified by New York Society of Covered Bridges[edit]

(ordered by counties):

The following is a list of 24 of the historic New York State covered bridges.

Name Image Location
[A]
Year Built Length (ft) Spans Design and
Historical Notes[B]
Downsville Bridge Downsville-covered-bridge.jpg Delaware County 1854 174 East Branch of the Delaware River Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[2]
Fitches Bridge Fitches Covered Bridge Nov 04.jpg Delaware County 1870 100 West Branch of the Delaware River Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[2]
Hamden Bridge Hamden Covered Bridge May 06.jpg Delaware County 1859 125 West Branch of the Delaware River Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[2]
Lower Shavertown Bridge, or Campbell Bridge or Old Roscoe Bridge Delaware County 1877 32 Trout Creek Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[2]
Tuscarora Club Bridge TUSCARORA CLUB BRIDGE.jpg Delaware County 1870 38 Mill Brook
Jay Bridge Jay Bridge, Jay, NY.jpg Essex County 1857 160 Ausable River
Salisbury Center Bridge Salisbury Covered Bridge May 08.jpg Herkimer County 1875 50 Spruce Creek Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[2]
Hyde Hall Bridge Hyde Hall, Covered Bridge, East Lake Road vicinity, East Springfield (Otsego County, New York).jpg Otsego County 1823 53 Shadow Brook Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[2] Located in Glimmerglass State Park.
Copeland Bridge COPELAND COVERED BRIDGE.jpg Saratoga County 1879 35 Beecher Creek Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[2]
Blenheim Bridge BlenheimBridge HAER cropped.jpg Schoharie County 1855 232 Schoharie Creek Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 and National Historic Landmark in 1964.[2] Destroyed on August 28, 2011, by Tropical Storm Irene.[3]
Beaverkill Bridge, also known as Conklin Bridge Beaverkill Covered Bridge.jpg Sullivan County 1865 98 Beaver Kill Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[2]
Bendo Bridge, or Willowemoc Covered Bridge Bendo Bridge Apr 11.jpg Sullivan County 1860 48 Willowemoc Creek
Halls Mills Bridge Halls Mills Bridge Apr 11.jpg Sullivan County 1912 119 Neversink River
Van Tran Flat Bridge, formerly called the Mott's Flat Bridge and also known as the Livingston Manor Bridge VAN TRAN FLAT COVERED BRIDGE.jpg Sullivan County 1860 117 Willowemoc Creek
Newfield Bridge Newfield Covered Bridge Feb 10.jpg Tompkins County 1853 115 Cayuga Creek Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[2]
Ashokan Bridge, or New Paltz Campus Bridge or Turnwood Bridge ASHOKAN COVERED BRIDGE, ULSTER CO. NY.jpg Ulster County 1889 62 Esopus Creek Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[2]
Forge Bridge FORGE COVERED BRIDGE.jpg Ulster County 1906 27 Dry Brook
Grants Mills Bridge Grant Mills Covered Bridge.jpg Ulster County 1902 66 Mill Brook Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[2]
Perrine's Bridge Perrine's Bridge September 2007.jpg Ulster County 1844 138 Wallkill River Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[2]
Tappan Bridge, or Kittle Bridge TAPPAN COVERED BRIDGE.jpg Ulster County 1906 43 Dry Brook
Buskirk Bridge Buskirks Bridge 1.jpg Washington County 1857 164 Hoosic River Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]
Eagleville Bridge Eagleville Covered Bridge May 07.jpg Washington County 1858 101 Battenkill Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]
Rexleigh Bridge Rexleigh Covered Bridge Dec 10.jpg Washington County 1874 107 Battenkill Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]
Shushan Bridge SHUSHAN COVERED BRIDGE.jpg Washington County 1858 161 Battenkill Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[2]

18 identified by Peter Folk[edit]

More modern or otherwise not-as-authentic covered bridges in New York State also exist. Peter Folk lists the following 18 bridges:[4]

  • Waldbillig Bridge, in Albany County
  • Voorheesville School Bridge, in Albany County
  • Munson Bridge in Broome County
  • Thomas E. Kelly Bridge in Cattaragus County
  • Erpf Bridge in Delaware County
  • Fort Ticonderoga / Kissing Bridge, in Essex County
  • Morehouse Bridge in Fulton County
  • Old Forge Bridge in Herkimer County
  • Frontenac or North Country Bridge, in Jefferson County
  • Americana Village Bridge, in Madison County
  • Myers Bridge, in Ulster County
  • Cambridge Bridge, in Washington County
  • Granville Bridge, in Washington County


References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Covered Bridge Society state map with locations, and a photo of each historic bridge
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ Eckholm, Erik (August 31, 2011). "Covered Bridges, Beloved Remnants of Another Era, Were Casualties, Too". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Covered Bridges of New York", by Peter Folk includes non-historic examples as well.
  • Dale J. Travis Covered Bridges. NYSCB Credits. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  • Covered Bridges of the Northeast USA. NYSCB Credits. Retrieved May 20, 2013.

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