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Near North Blenheim in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Re-Creation

 
 
The Re-Creation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 28, 2022
1. The Re-Creation Marker
Inscription.  
The loss of their beloved bridge mobilized the citizens of Blenheim. The recovery committee developed a vision of the community's future with the reconstructed bridge as its centerpiece.

Supported by the Town of Blenheim and Schoharie County, federal and state funding was secured for the project.

The rebuilt structure, completed in 2018, recreates in meticulous detail the original Bridge. Built by timber bridge builders of New Hampshire-based 3G Construction, the 3rd generation of the Graton family replicated every detail and nuance specified in the original Bridge's blueprints. This same attention included the use of 13 species of timber, precise replication of every truss, peg, brace, beam and siding in keeping true to Powers' engineering gem. The only modification was building higher abutments, which elevated the new bridge by 12 feet to protect it from future flooding events.

(photo caption)
New bridge being moved into final position via temporary bridge platform

"It is not so much that the bridge belongs to us as that we belong to the bridge - to record its history, to celebrate its milestones,
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to rest in the serenity of its just being there” - Fanchon Cornell, Blenheim resident and former Blenheim Historian
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 2018.
 
Location. 42° 28.293′ N, 74° 26.46′ W. Marker is near North Blenheim, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastside Road and Mountain Road, on the right when traveling south on Eastside Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Eastside Rd, North Blenheim NY 12131, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Floods (here, next to this marker); The Life (a few steps from this marker); Old Blenheim Bridge (a few steps from this marker); The Creation (a few steps from this marker); Blenheim Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Old Blenheim Bridge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Blenheim Bridge (about 600 feet away); Indian Trail (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Blenheim.
 
Also see . . .  Old Blenheim Bridge (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 4, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
The Re-Creation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 28, 2022
2. The Re-Creation Marker
The Re-Creation Marker Beside The Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 28, 2022
3. The Re-Creation Marker Beside The Bridge
The Re-Creation marker is the marker closest to the bridge on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2022, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2022, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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