Downsville Bridge

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Downsville Covered Bridge
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Downsville Bridge is located in New York
Downsville Bridge
Downsville Bridge is located in the US
Downsville Bridge
Location East Branch of the Delaware River, Bridge St., Downsville, New York
Coordinates 42°4′34″N 74°59′28″W / 42.07611°N 74.99111°W / 42.07611; -74.99111Coordinates: 42°4′34″N 74°59′28″W / 42.07611°N 74.99111°W / 42.07611; -74.99111
Area less than one acre
Built 1854 (1854)
Built by Murray, Robert
NRHP Reference # 99000503[1]
Added to NRHP April 29, 1999

Downsville Bridge is a wooden covered bridge over the East Branch of the Delaware River in the hamlet of Downsville in Delaware County, New York. It was built in 1854, and is a single span, timber and plan framed bridge. It measures 174 feet long and 19 feet wide.[2]:5 At 174 feet (53 m), it is currently the longest historic covered bridge in the state after the 232-foot (71 m) Blenheim Bridge in Schoharie County was destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.

The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2015-12-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes Raymond W. Smith (March 1999). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Downsville Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-12-01.  and Accompanying photographs

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