New York March 15, 2016
These 11 Beautiful Covered Bridges In New York Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time
Recently at Only In New York
we did a post covering some of our state’s most structurally stunning bridges that you’ll want to cross. With more than 200 charming and historic covered bridges, it’s nice to slow things down a bit and soak in these beautiful pieces of history! Here’s a look at 11 remarkable covered bridges in New York:
1. Blenheim Covered Bridge, North Blenheim
Built in 1854, when it was still standing this was the longest single-span covered bridge in the
entire world. With the covered section of the bridge measuring to 232 feet, this bridge was truly charming to see. So what's with all the past-tense talk? Unfortunately being one of the many things lost and destroyed by 2011's Hurricane Irene, in the past year it was given the green light to build a replica of the bridge.
2. Rexleigh Covered Bridge
Built in 1874, this New York landmark offers serene views of enchanting meadows and greenery. Featuring "iron shoes," this covered bridge is especially unique!
3. Jay Covered Bridge
Spanning over the beautiful Ausable River, this covered bridge was constructed in 1857 by George Burt. Out of the nearly 30 other covered bridges inside our Adirondack Park, this one is the only wooden Truss bridge standing!
4. Buskirk Covered Bridge, Hoosic
Built in the 1800s, this memorable red covered bridge spans over the amazing Hoosic River! Roughly 160-feet long, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
5. Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
The United State's oldest covered bridge, built in 1824 this charming landmark can be found tucked away in Glimmerglass State Park!
6. Downsville Covered Bridge
Originally built at the cost of just under two thousand dollars, this covered bridge underwent a million dollars worth of restorations back in 1998. Spanning 174 feet over the Delaware River, this beautifully restored bridge is simply wonderful.
7. Newfield Covered Bridge
Built in the 1850s, this covered bridge was dedicated to the son of one of New York's early settlers and is the only remaining covered bridge in Tompkins County.
8. Copeland Covered Bridge
After a simpler bridge was destroyed by New York's winter weather, the family living on this property at the time built a new 35-foot covered bridge in 1879 that's still standing! Propped above the flowing Beecher Falls, this bridge was added to the national register in 1998 and is the only Queenpost Truss Bridge standing in all of New York state.
9. Thomas L. Kelly Covered Bridge
Found inside the stunning Allegany State Park, this covered bridge is the youngest on our list, only just being built in 1989! The bridge spans over 100 feet over the Red House Creek and will take your breath away.
10. Livingston Manor Covered Bridge
Formerly known as the Mott Flats Bridge and more recently referred to as the Van Tran Flat Bridge, this is the oldest of the Catskills' lattice style bridges. Found in Sullivan County and built back in 1860, this bridge was closed for over four decades and finally underwent restorations in the 1980s. Spanning more than a hundred feet, Livingston Manor is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
11. Perrine's Covered Bridge
This Ulster County covered bridge only used for pedestrian traffic was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the Spring of 1973.
Do you live near any of these lovely structures? It’s so impressive how many of our covered bridges have stood the tests of time!