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New Blenheim Bridge


New Blenheim Bridge

Photo taken by Diego Mendoza Moyers in 2019

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


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BH Photo #487162


Through truss bridge over Schoharie Creek
Schoharie County, New York
Open to pedestrians only
2018 replica of the covered bridge lost in Hurricane Irene flooding
Through truss
Span length: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.47253, -74.44083   (decimal degrees)
42°28'21" N, 74°26'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/545964/4702394 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81581 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2021: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • December 20, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 14, 2018: Updated by Z Fechten: move source article from description to sources

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New Blenheim Bridge
Posted October 4, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The PBS NOVA special 'Operation Bridge Rescue' was fun to see but, unfortunately, much of it focused on the creation of this replica. The wood joinery was nice, but they seemed to spend more time explaining how the historic Chinese wooden arch bridges functioned than explaining the function of a truss or showing how different truss designs work.

Even sadder, they didn't spend time showing the restoration of original truss bridges, either wood or iron. Nor did they really explain the story of the evolution American truss bridge, just stating they were designed locally and organically to regional designs. I'm not sure if the educational content of NOVA has gone down or if this is on par for NOVA but I'm disappointed because I know something about the topic.

That said, its fantastic that the community found the resources to recreate this bridge and that the builders did a beautiful job.


Art S.