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Perrines-Bridge-Tuesday-Newsletter-Challenge-6-12-18

On a bus trip, I spotted this wooden covered bridge and Ricky and I went in search of it one day so that I could get some photos of it. Perrine's Bridge was built in 1835 and is the second oldest covered bridge in the State of New York. Once located in the hamlet called Perrine’s 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. In May 1834 the State of New York authorized and provided money ($700) to Ulster county, NY (which invested $1500), to build the bridge. The one-lane wooden covered bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic since 1930. 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 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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This is awesome Carol and your notes are fascinating and so interesting.   Your photo is really wonderful and I like the way you put this together and the paper you used.  

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Super page Carol. I love the photo of that NY treasure. Covered bridges are so rare these days.

I love your tree and natural embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us.

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