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Built in 2002 by Roger Rether. A single span of 25′ crossing a small stream. Displays a Kingpost truss. From Main St. in Port Leyden, north on Pearl St. .7 miles; NE on Marmon Rd., then .6 miles; east on Penny Settlement Rd. 1.6 miles; north on Fowlerville Rd. 4.3 miles to end. East on Abbey Rd. .8 miles until you see green house on right. Just past house is a lane and wooden fence with #7875 and RJR 2003 engraved on it. Take lane until you reach gate (don’t block gate) then walk .5 miles to the bridge. PRIVATE – PERMISSION REQUIRED GPS: N43° 40.02 ‘ W075° 15.43’


The Rether Covered Bridge is the only existing Covered Bridge still standing in Lewis County and is maintained by the owner and carries private traffic across an unnamed stream.

Built by Roger Rether in 2002, this 25-foot-long, single span structure incorporates the Kingpost truss design. It is one of three Kingpost covered bridges in New York State.

Mr. Rether built this bridge to cross a stream, giving him access to his camp on the other side. It is a lovely bridge and probably New York’s most difficult bridge to find. It is very secluded in a beautiful section of the woods (be sure to bring along some bug spray) and requires a short half-mile walk (one way) to the bridge.

Other than the actual statistics, there is not a lot of history to share on the Rether Covered Bridge since it is one of New York’s newest covered bridges, but it is well worth a trip to visit it.

Information submitted by bridge owner Roger Rether, Camillus, NY.