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Fort Hunter in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of First Bridge

 
 
Site of First Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 8, 2006
1. Site of First Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Built by Isaac Depuy across
Schoharie Creek, 1796-97.
Partially destroyed by ice
Febuary 23, 1814


 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 42° 56.354′ N, 74° 16.914′ W. Marker is in Fort Hunter, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Schoharie Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is diagonally across the street from the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site visitor's center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Hunter NY 12069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Last Mohawk Indian Village (a few steps from this marker); Site of Old Fort Hunter (a few steps from this marker); Site of Queen Anne Chapel (a few steps from this marker); A Mohawk House Unearthed (a few steps from this marker); Original Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); East Guard Lock (a few steps from this marker); Building Block of the Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort by the Village (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Hunter.
 
Additional keywords. Schoharie
Site of First Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 1, 2011
2. Site of First Bridge Marker
This marker stood up to the flood waters of the Schoharie Creek after Hurricane Irene. Other markers did not fare so well.
River Hurricane Irene

 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
Site of First Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2015
3. Site of First Bridge Marker
View of the marker looking northeast towards the State Historic Site Visitors' Center.
Site of First Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 5, 2013
4. Site of First Bridge Marker
The marker stands at the embankment of the Schoharie Creek. The Schoharie Creek Aqueduct is in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on August 22, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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