Photo taken by Doug Kerr in November 2005
BH Photo #173954
The Catskill Packet of August 6, 1792 notes: "on Thursday the 26th July. was completed the erecting of a bridge over Catskill Creek about five miles from this landing, on the great road to the back settlements. This bridge for magnitude and elegance of structure is inferior to none in the state."
The four arches of the Leeds Bridge are exceptionally graceful and well proportioned.
Just below the bridge was the fording place used by both the Indians and whites.
During the widening of the State Highway in the early 1930s, three feet were added to the width of the bridge. Examination of the architectural features of the bridge shows that this was accomplished by cutting down the width of the parapet walls on either side, at which time the stones above the level of the roadway were re-laid. At this same time, parts of the abutments were strengthened by the addition of concrete at their bases.