Covered Bridges of New York State: A Guide
A stunning and comprehensive guide to the design, evolution, and romance of historic covered bridges extant in New York State. More than just artifacts of a bygone era, covered bridges enjoy a cherished place in the public imagination and a special niche in northeastern America's regional lore and architectural history. Once 250 covered bridges dotted New York State. But natural disaster and destructive human progress exacted a price, leaving only twenty-four historic bridges - completed between 1823 and 1912 - they represent a wide variety of designs. This book also takes a knowing look at why these bridges came to be and it fully explores the colorful and arcane customs they spawned. Kissing bridges, for example provided delectable seclusion for sweethearts of an earlier era. Toll bridges appeared on an emerging turnpike system. Baptisms and weddings were conducted on those veritable platforms. And they were favored haunts for traveling salespeople. An abundance of brilliant color photos, county maps, driving directions, and accurate statistics make this a practical, appealing, and useful reference.
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90 degrees Gables Ashokan/Turnwood Beaverkill BRIDGE ASSIGNED NUMBER BUILDER Burr truss Buskirk Chamfered FLOORING CLEAR WIDTH CLEARANCE Closed NUMBER Copeland County COVERED BRIDGE County Route COVERED BRIDGE ASSIGNED Covered Bridge Built Crosswise ROOF Delaware County Downsville Eagleville feet Field Observations SIDES Fitch's Full End caps Grants Mills historic covered bridges Hyde Hall John Davidson LENGTH Livingston Manor Lower Shavertown Metal ABUTMENTS Multiple Kingpost Natural wood Opening Natural wood Trim Newfield Nonuniform and vertical NUMBER OF SPANS Opening under eaves OUT-TO-OUT WIDTH Overhang Ownership Perrine's Rexleigh River WEIGHT LIMIT Road WATERWAY CROSSED Robert Murray Salisbury Center Saratoga County Schoharie County side Height SKEW ANGLE Stone and mortar Sullivan County timbers Tire-track planking Tompkins County tons NUMBER Town Lattice truss Town truss Town truss system Tran Flat Tuscarora Club Ulster County Uniform and vertical Van Tran vertical siding Color Washington County west portal white sign WINDOWS Yes Flying buttresses York State Covered