Jay Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that spans the east branch of the Ausable River in Jay, Essex County, New York, USA. It is eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Of the 29 covered bridges in New York State, it and the Copeland Bridge in the town of Edinburg, Saratoga County are the only two situated in the Adirondacks.
The first bridge in this location was destroyed by flooding in 1856. The bridge was rebuilt in 1857 using a Howe truss design.
In 1953, a heavy truck fell through the floor of the bridge; repair required the replacement of 80 feet (24 m) of the damaged end of the bridge. In 1997, traffic was rerouted to a new steel bridge just downstream. The original has since been restored for pedestrians and bicycles.
- The Rebirth of a Covered Bridge (Jay Bridge)
- Jay Bridge, at New York State Covered Bridge Society
- Jay Bridge, at Covered Bridges of the Northeast USA
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NY-170, "Jay Covered Bridge, County Route 22, spans East Branch of AuSable River, Jay, Essex County, NY", 7 photos, 2 measured drawings, 6 data pages, 1 photo caption page
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