New York State's Covered Bridges

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Arcadia Publishing, Oct 27, 2014 - Photography - 128 pages
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At one time, New York State had over 300 covered bridges, but over the years, floods, fires, and modernization have claimed all but 32 of them. Both the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge and the Old Blenheim Bridge are proud record holders. Located in Glimmerglass State Park, the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge is the oldest existing covered bridge in the United States. The Old Blenheim Bridge was the longest single-span covered bridge in the world until it was washed away by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 when the Schoharie Creek flooded. Today, Oxford, New York, is home to the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center, which was specifically designed for covered bridge researchersthe first-ever center of its kind.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
Albany Broome and Delaware Counties
9
Essex Fulton Herkimer Jefferson and Lewis Counties
25
Madison Oneida and Otsego Counties
37
RensselaerWashington Saratoga and Suffolk Counties
43
Sullivan and Tompkins Counties
51
Ulster County
67
Washington County
81
Covered Spans of Yesteryear
91
About the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center
127
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Bob and Trish Kane first developed an interest in covered bridges in 1991 while vacationing in Vermont. Bob enjoys studying their architecture and trusses, while Trish enjoys photographing and researching them. Together, they worked to get 9 of the 13 covered bridges in New York State that qualified listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Trish serves as the collections curator for the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center, with much assistance from Bob.