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Hyde Hall Bridge, Spanning Shadow Brook, former East Lake Road, East Springfield, Otsego County, NY



B&W Photos

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Ny-330-10 Below Deck View

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Note Abutments Rest On Poured Concrete Footings.

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Note Protective Fencing.

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Item Title


Location
former East Lake Road, East Springfield, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-330
Building/structure dates: 1825 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1994 subsequent work
See HABS No. NY-263, Hyde Hall, Covered Bridge for further information--2 photos, 1 data page.

National Register Number: 71000555
Significance: The Hyde Hall bridge was reportedly built in 1825 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.

Subjects
Covered Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Clark, Cyrenus
Clarke, George Hyde
Burr, Theodore
Cooper, Anne Carey
Friends Of Hyde Hall
Palmer, Timothy
Bennett, Lola, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
EAST PORTAL.
ELEVATION, SHOWING CLAPBOARD SIDING AND ASPHALT-SHINGLED ROOF.
PERSPECTIVE, FROM WEST.
ELEVATION FROM NORTH.
SLIGHTLY OBLIQUE ELEVATION FROM NW.
PERSPECTIVE, WEST PORTAL FROM WNW.
PERSPECTIVE, WEST PORTAL FROM WNW.
PERSPECTIVE, WEST PORTAL FROM WNW.
DETAIL SHOWING STONE ABUTMENT AND END OF ARCH, BOLTED TO LOWER CHORD. NY-330-10 BELOW DECK VIEW. NOTE ABUTMENTS REST ON POURED CONCRETE FOOTINGS.
BELOW DECK VIEW. NOTE ABUTMENTS REST ON POURED CONCRETE FOOTINGS.
INTERIOR TRUSSWORK. NOTE PROTECTIVE FENCING.
FRAMING DETAIL, NORTH PANEL.
INTERIOR, FROM WEST.


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