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Beaverkill Covered Bridge 32-53-02

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010

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BH Photo #170421

Map 

Description 

The Beaverkill Bridge is a distinctive regional variation of a Town lattice truss with fanlike radiating planks in the end panels. It is the best preserved of three surviving examples of this type, all of which attributed to John Davidson, a local carpenter-builder.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Beaverkill River on TH 30
Location
Sullivan County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1865; rehabilitated 1991
Design
Covered Lattice Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 116.8 ft.
Total length: 128.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 7.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.98139, -74.83611   (decimal degrees)
41°58'53" N, 74°50'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/513576/4647722 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Livingston Manor
Inventory numbers
NY 3357260 (New York State bridge identification number)
WGCB 32-53-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 26908 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 46.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
218

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2017: New photos
  • January 22, 2017: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added categories "Othmar H. Ammann Nominee", "Othmar H Ammann Award winner"
  • July 25, 2010: New photo from Brian McKee

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Comments 

Beaverkill Covered Bridge 32-53-02
Posted July 24, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Well, it is an awesome bridge...

Beaverkill Covered Bridge 32-53-02
Posted July 24, 2017, by Anonymous

Othmar H Ammann nominations coming SOON!