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Hyde Hall Covered Bridge 32-39-01

Photos 

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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BH Photo #223546

Map 

Description 

The Hyde Hall Bridge was reportedly built in 1823 as part of the 1817-1835 construction of George Hyde Clark's country estate, Hyde Hall, on the northern shore of Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York. It is believed to be the oldest extant wooden covered bridge in the United States. Hyde Hall, a National Historic Landmark, is considered the finest example of a neo-Classical country estate in the country.

-- Historic American Buildings Survey

Facts 

Overview
Burr arch-truss bridge over Shadow Brook on Old East Lake Road
Location
Otsego County, New York
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1823 by George Clark
Builder
- George Clark
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 1998
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.79032, -74.86347   (decimal degrees)
42°47'25" N, 74°51'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/511165/4737539 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Springfield
Inventory numbers
NRHP 98001539 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 32-39-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 51013 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2012: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HABS NY-263 - Hyde Hall, Covered Bridge, East Lake Road vicinity, East Springfield, Otsego County, NY

Comments 

Hyde Hall Covered Bridge
Posted January 18, 2012, by J.P.

Claims to be the oldest Covered Bridge left in America, and Oldest Bridge in the State of New York.