HYDE HALL COVERED BRIDGE OTSEGO COUNTY NY-39-01
Built in 1825 by Cyrenus Clark, Andrew Alden and Lorenzo Bates. A single span of 53′ crossing Shadow Brook in Glimmerglass State Park. Displays a Burr Arch truss. Located 4.5 miles south of Rt. 20 on CR 31 to park entrance. GPS: N42° 47.40′ W074° 51.84′ Stop at Park’s Office for directions.
OLDEST COVERED BRIDGE IN THE UNITED STATES
HYDE HALL NY-39-01
The Hyde Hall Bridge was originally constructed in 1823 and is the oldest surviving bridge in New York State. Built by Master Carpenter Cyrenus Clark, with assistance from local carpenter Andrew Alden and stone mason Lorenzo Bates, it is registered on the National Register of Historic Places as of December 17, 1998.
It is located in the Glimmerglass State Park over the Shadow Brook off County Route 31, south of State Route 20. It is 53 feet long and built with a Burr Arch truss. It is still in its original location and has always been a private bridge.
Directions to the bridge:
From East Springfield on State Route 20, go south on County Route 31 to Glimmerglass State Park. Enter the park (they usually do charge admission) and the bridge is approximately 1/4 mile on your right. There is NO PARKING at the bridge, be prepared to walk a little bit.