Hoosic River NY Rt 67 Through Truss
Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010
BH Photo #166446
Thanks for the info, Janis!
Card on the scale model reads:
This is a 1/48 scale model of the - double lane burr truss - Eagle Bridge Covered Bridge built by R. W. (Bob) Raymond
Erected 1827 until 1899 It was replaced by the bridge with the metal eagles that serves Rt. 67 today.
Inside the Shushan CB museum, there is a scale model of the CB that was replaced by the Eagle metal bridge. We were told that a hunter had killed a real eagle & mounted him on the portal of the CB. That is where the bridge got its name & why there are eagles on the metal bridge today.
It is called Eagle Bridge, and the eagle emblem carried over from a predecessor bridge:
I wonder if this might not be called the Eagle Bridge. The story behind the adjacent town name is here:
Note also the ornament on the portal.