ASHOKAN / TURNWOOD BRIDGE NY-56-05
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The Ashokan / Turnwood Bridge
was also known as the New Paltz Campus Bridge, being on a satellite campus affiliated with New Paltz - the grounds of the Ashokan Field Campus. It was originally constructed by Nelson Tompkins in 1885 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as of July 20, 2000.
It is located in the Town of Olive, south of Beaverkill Road approximately one-half mile, or so. It is over the Esopus Creek, a single span of 62 feet on Town truss. It was moved to the present location in the 1930's. This is a PRIVATE BRIDGE, please ask permission. You may call (845) 657-8333 OR check at the Campus office.
Directions to the bridge:
Follow State Route 213 through Olive Bridge to State Route 28A. Turn right and proceed 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Beaverkill Road for 1 mile. The gate to the Ashokan Field Campus will be on your right. ASK PERMISSION FIRST, and get directions to the bridge. It is approximately one-half mile walk through some beautiful scenery.