Hyde Hall Bridge
|Hyde Hall Bridge|
Hyde Hall Bridge
|Design||Burr Arch Truss|
|Total length||53 feet (16 m)|
Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
Hyde Hall Bridge, November 2004
|Nearest city||East Springfield, New York|
|NRHP reference #||98001539 |
|Added to NRHP||December 17, 1998|
Hyde Hall Bridge is a wooden covered bridge built in 1825 on then-private property of Hyde Hall, a country mansion. Both are now included in Glimmerglass State Park. With the possible exception of the Hassenplug Bridge in Pennsylvania (also built in 1825), it is the oldest documented, existing covered bridge in the United States. 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.
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.
It is one of 29 historic covered bridges in New York State.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NY-330, "Hyde Hall Bridge, Spanning Shadow Brook, former East Lake Road, East Springfield, Otsego County, NY", 13 photos, 13 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. NY-263, "Hyde Hall, Covered Bridge, East Lake Road vicinity, East Springfield, Otsego County, NY", 2 photos, 2 data pages
- Hyde Hall Bridge, at Covered Bridges of the Northeast USA
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