Beaverkill / Conklin Bridge NY-53-02
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The Beaverkill Bridge was originally built in 1865 by John Davidson. Work is in progress to get it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is called the Beaverkill Bridge as it is in the Beaverkill State Park but on Conklin Road, thus that name is often used as well.
It is located, as we said, in the Beaverkill State Park which is in the Town of Rockland, 1 mile west of County Route 151, 4 miles of State Route 17 (OR is it Interstate 86? They are in the process of changing names of that road). Over the Beaverkill Creek, it is a single span of 98 feet of Town truss design.
Directions to the bridge:
From Livingston Manor, follow the signs to Beaverkill State Park, or go west on old Route 17 for about 1.5 miles. Then go north on County Route 179 (Beaverkill Road) for 5 miles, then left on Beaverkill Camp Road for less than one mile bearing right to the bridge.