East Springfield in Otsego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
Built by Andrew Alden, Lorenzo Bates and Cyrenus Clark in 1825, the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge is not only the oldest existing covered bridge in New York State, but in the United States. Restored in 1967 by the State of New York and placed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places in 1998.
Erected 2006 by New York State Covered Bridge Society.
Location. 42° 47.405′ N, 74° 51.869′ W. Marker is in East Springfield, New York, in Otsego County. Marker is on Glimmerglass State Park Road 0.4 miles north of County Road 31, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cooperstown NY 13326, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hyde Hall (approx. half a mile away); First Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Camp and Fort (approx. 3.5 miles away); General James Clinton (approx. 3.5 miles away); John Tunnicliff Jr (approx. 4.7 miles away); Colonel Alden Felled (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cherry Valley Massacre (approx. 5.5 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Springfield.
Regarding Hyde Hall Covered Bridge. The Hyde Hall
This is a single span, single lane, Burr arch-truss covered wood bridge on stone abutments. The total length of the structure is 53-6" with a clear span of 39'-0". The bridge is framed in the manner patented by Theodore Burr in 1817. It is supported by combination arch and lattice trusses on each side. The sides are covered on the exterior with narrow clapboards and the gable roof is shingled. End walls over the entrances are covered with horizontal boarding, cut to make elliptical headed entrances. The covered bridge was built on the original road to the Hyde Hall mansion. In 2011 the bridge was 186 years old.
Also see . . .
1. Hyde Hall Covered Bridge (NY-39-01). New York State Covered (Submitted on June 12, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Glimmerglass State Park. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.