Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Covered Bridges Covered Bridges

Washington County, NY is home to many historic covered bridges. These remnants of by-gone days give the area a sense of the history and inventiveness of our forefathers.

Photos from NY State Covered Bridges

The Eagleville Bridge, located off of Route 313 just north of the Village of Cambridge, NY crosses the Battenkill River. As the river bends beneath the bridge, it creates one of the best swimming holes in the region. On any day during the summer you can find locals cooling off or floating under the bridge.

The bridge in Shushan, built in 1858, is no longer functional as a bridge, but serves as a Museum on weekend during the summer.

Photos from NY State Covered Bridges

Built in 1857 and newly restored, the Buskirk Bridge crosses the Hoosic River between Washington and Rensselaer Counties making it the only historic covered bridge in New York spanning two counties.

To learn more about the Covered Bridges in Washington County and the rest of New York, visit


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