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Newfield in Tompkins County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Newfield Covered Bridge

 
 
Newfield Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By B. Carkido, June 5, 2009
1. Newfield Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built in 1853 and dedicated to Elijah Moore, son of an early settler, this bridge is the oldest Covered Bridge in daily use in New York state. Constructed at the cost of $800.00, the distinctive diamond pattern of the "Town Lattice Truss" is pinned together with trunnels or "Tree Nails". The roof and siding serve to protect the structure from the ravages of nature. Popular in the 1800's because of plentiful and inexpensive timber Covered Bridges or "Timber Tunnels" became places for social gatherings. This is the only remaining Covered Bridge in Tompkins County.
 
Erected by Thompkins County.
 
Location. 42° 21.773′ N, 76° 35.414′ W. Marker is in Newfield, New York, in Tompkins County. Marker is on Bridge Street 0.2 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newfield NY 14867, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Estabrook Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); Ithaca Conservatory of Music (approx. 7.2 miles away); Site of First Court House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Original Lane
Newfield Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By B. Carkido, June 5, 2009
2. Newfield Covered Bridge
Marker can be seen on the right under the pedestrian sign.
(approx. 7.3 miles away); Simeon De Witt (approx. 7.4 miles away); Hon. Henry Fish Homestead (approx. 8.8 miles away); Camp Site (approx. 12.7 miles away); Birthplace of William R. "Daddy" George (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Newfield Covered Bridge. The Newfield Covered Bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, February 25, 2000
 
Also see . . .
1. Covered Bridge History. This site gives a detail of the history of the bridge as well as other covered bridges in the county. (Submitted on June 6, 2009.) 

2. The Covered Bridge. Current and vintage photos of the bridge as well as additional information. (Submitted on June 6, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by B. Carkido of Newfield, New York. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by B. Carkido of Newfield, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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