Old Covered Bridge

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Old Covered Bridge
Rebuilt Old Covered Bridge, June 2012, Sheffield MA.jpg
Old Covered Bridge, rebuilt in 1998
Old Covered Bridge is located in Massachusetts
Old Covered Bridge
Old Covered Bridge is located in the US
Old Covered Bridge
Location Sheffield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°7′26″N 73°21′17″W / 42.12389°N 73.35472°W / 42.12389; -73.35472Coordinates: 42°7′26″N 73°21′17″W / 42.12389°N 73.35472°W / 42.12389; -73.35472
Built 1837; replicated 1996
Architect Town, Ithiel
Architectural style Other
NRHP Reference #

78000445

[1]
Added to NRHP November 24, 1978

Old Covered Bridge is a covered bridge on Covered Bridge Lane in Sheffield, Massachusetts. It is a replica of an 1837 lattice truss bridge that was destroyed by fire in 1994. At the time of its destruction it was the oldest such bridge in Massachusetts.[2] The 100-foot (30 m) bridge spans the Housatonic River north of the Sheffield village center. The original bridge was restored in 1974 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, and has not been removed.[1][2] The replacement bridge was complete in 1996.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Old Covered Bridge". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  3. ^ "Sheffield Covered Bridge". Covered Bridges Site. Retrieved 2013-11-28.