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Hyde Hall Covered Bridge 32-39-01


Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

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BH Photo #223546


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


Burr arch-truss bridge over Shadow Brook on Old East Lake Road
Otsego County, New York
Open to pedestrians
Built 1823 by George Clark
- George Clark
Burr arch-truss
Total length: 62.0 ft.
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 

  • April 1, 2022: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • January 24, 2021: New photo from Josh Schmid
  • September 1, 2020: New photos from Tony Taurisano
  • January 18, 2012: Added by J.P.


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


Hyde Hall Covered Bridge 32-39-01
Posted September 1, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nearing it's Bicentennial... That's pretty awesome!

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.