Damascus - Cochecton Covered Bridge
An August 1898 photo of this bridge taken by F. M. Adams during a bicycle trip from Binghamton appears in story by Adams entitled "On the Newburg Pike" published in the L.A.W. Bulletin and Good Roads Magazine pg 231-232 Vol. 29 (7) Feb. 17, 1899.
In the winter of 1902 an ice dam formed on a 12 mile long section of the Delaware River between Narrowsburg and Callicoon. When the ice dam broke early in the morning on Saturday March 1 after heavy rains the ensuing flood destroyed this bridge and floated the bridge the Presbyterian Church 5 houses and several barns the off their foundations in Cochecton.
The bridge went out in three sections. The Wayne County Herald – (Honesdale PA) Thursday 6 March 1902 reported that The Damascus-Cochecton bridge went out in three sections – first the eastern part, then the middle and a little later the western section. A March 2 story in the NY times indicates that the bridge sections floated downstream and impacted a suspension bridge at Narrowsburg and then the railroad bridge at Tusten.
- Bridge over Delaware River on Newburgh Turnpike
- Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and Sullivan County, New York
- Destroyed by Flood March 1, 1902
- This was reportedly the oldest covered bridge on the Delaware River when it was destroyed by flood on March 1, 1902
Total length: 500.0 ft.
- Also called
- Damascus-Cochecton bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.70517, -75.06705 (decimal degrees)
41°42'19" N, 75°04'01" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/494421/4617044 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 83830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 20, 2018: Added by Rusty Weisman