Hyde Hall Bridge

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Hyde Hall Bridge
Hyde Hall Covered Bridge - west view.jpg
Hyde Hall Bridge in June 2018
Coordinates 42°47′24″N 74°51′50″W / 42.79°N 74.864°W / 42.79; -74.864Coordinates: 42°47′24″N 74°51′50″W / 42.79°N 74.864°W / 42.79; -74.864
CrossesShadow Brook
DesignBurr Arch Truss
Total length53 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
Hyde Hall Bridge is located in the United States
Hyde Hall Bridge
Nearest cityEast Springfield, New York
Coordinates42°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
NRHP reference #98001539 [1]
Added to NRHPDecember 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.[2]

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

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

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