Perrine's Bridge - Rosendale, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca
N 41° 49.051 W 074° 03.326
18T E 578450 N 4629946
Quick Description: a plank road under the covered bridge located near Rosedale, New York, USA
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2014 2:51:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMMYJR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
This plank road can be found under the Perrine's covered bridge.

According to Wikipedia, "Perrine's Bridge is the second oldest covered bridge in the State of New York, after the Hyde Hall Bridge in East Springfield. Once located in the hamlet called Perrines Bridge between 1850 and 1861, it is now located in the modern day town of Esopus-Rosendale, New York just a few hundred feet to the east of Interstate 87 crossing of the Wallkill River in Ulster County, New York. Originally built to aid in the movement of trade between the towns of Rifton and Rosendale, the bridge is about 90 miles north of New York city between mile markers 81 and 82 on the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87). In May 1834 the State of New York authorized and provided money ($700) to Ulster county, NY (which invested $1500), to build the bridge. In 1835, the bridge was built by Benjamin Wood (b. 1780 d. 1838), the one-lane wooden covered bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic since 1930. The Bridge derives its name from James W. Perrine (b. 1780 d. 1849), a descendant of Daniel Perrin "The Huguenot", who was a tavern keeper that opened an inn on the east side of that future bridge in 1820. Perrine's son was hired each winter as the "snower". He would spread snow the length of the structure so horse-drawn sleighs could cross.

It was declared as a New York Historical site in 1966 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places as of April 13, 1973. It has been restored many times, the last in 1997 at a cost of $195,000".

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Type: Plank Bridge

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