Downsville Covered Bridge

The Downsville Covered Bridge, spans the East Branch of the Delaware River, just south of the Pepacton Reservoir, built in 1854, is the oldest covered bridge in the county and the longest in New York State at 174 feet. Robert Murray was the builder of this bridge at a cost of $1,700.00. Long truss designs are rare to northeastern covered bridges, and this one is the the only historic New York State covered bridge that uses a Long & Queen post truss design.

The Covered Bridge Park is an excellent place to launch canoes & kayaks for river trips down the East Brach of the Delaware River.

 

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Location

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Latitude: 42.076389 Longitude: -74.990833 Elevation: 1084 ft
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Ann Hood

Hours Open

24 hours

Time Period Represented

1854

Seasons Open

year round

Visitor Fees

none

Accessibility Notes

Located just south of the Pepacton Reservoir in Downsville, spans the East Branch of the Delaware River.  The Covered Bridge is open to only passenger cars and foot traffic.  Trucks, SUV's and heavy vehicles can no longer cross the span.

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