Rating:
2 votes

Jay Covered Bridge 32-16-01

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010

Enlarge

BH Photo #170690

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Jay Covered Bridge is the last remaining covered timber bridge in the Adirondack-Champlain region and is the longest in New York State.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Covered Howe Truss bridge over East Branch Ausable River on CR 22
Location
Essex County, New York
Status
Closed to traffic
History
Built 1857 by George Burt; Bypassed 1997; Rehabilitated 2007
Builder
- George Burt
Design
Covered Howe Truss Bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 169.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.37278, -73.72500   (decimal degrees)
44°22'22" N, 73°43'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/601579/4914068 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jay Mountain
Inventory numbers
NY 3302060 (New York State bridge identification number)
WGCB 32-16-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 26048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2005)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 58.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1983)
1,300

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Added pictures; Noted Builder
  • August 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 1, 2015: New photos from John Loxton

Sources 

Comments 

East Branch AuSable River Bridge
Posted May 5, 2007, by Trish Kane (bobtrish68 [at] frontiernet [dot] net)

This single span, Howe truss bridge is also known as the Jay Covered Bridge. It was built in 1857 by George M. Burt and measures 175 feet. It is listed on the NY State Register of Historic Places and will soon be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The World Guide to Covered Bridges has assigned the following number to this bridge: NY 32-16-01. This bridge was restored and moved back across the East Branch of the AuSable River in 2006. Photos submitted by Bob and Trish Kane, Sherburne, NY.