Nature Notes

August 11, 2011

Buskirk Covered Bridge, New York

Filed under: Covered Bridge,New York — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

 

Buskirk Covered Bridge, New York

Buskirk Covered Bridge, New York

When Built: 1857 (Rebuilt in 2005)

Builders:Peter Osterhauth, Charles Newman and James Roberts with Charles Ingalls (Sub-contractor)

Description:This is the only New York Covered Bridge which spans two counties (Washington and Rensselaer). It is a single span of 165 feet.

Buskirk Covered Bridge, New York Buskirk Covered Bridge, New York


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6 Comments »

  1. I had a camp in Hedges Lake in Washington County. I’ve been going to this covered bridge since I was a kid & it was one of my father’s (Richard Wilson) favorites. He did all the photographs in the book “New York State’s Covered Bridges. He also has postcards of 3 Washington Co. bridges. Eagleville, Shushan & Rexleigh.

    Buskirk is a beautiful bridge and if you have a chance, well worth the trip!

    Comment by Ruth Wilson — August 11, 2011 @ 8:11 am

  2. Thanks Ruth,

    It is a beautiful quiet area, well worth a visit I agree.

    ..Harold

    Comment by Harold — August 11, 2011 @ 8:43 am

  3. I was searching for Buskirks Bridge and came across this site. According to records, my great great great grandparents were married “near Buskirks Bridge at the residence of Walter S Gray by John H. Pitcher Pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church.”

    Comment by Peggy — March 6, 2014 @ 12:09 am

  4. That would be a beautiful spot for a wedding.

    Comment by Harold — March 6, 2014 @ 8:20 am

  5. I grew up in Buskirk, crossed this bridge many times. Growing up with this a mile away, I took it for granted. Moved away and learned how special it was to live in Buskirk with it’
    s rich history. The Dutch Reformed Church was even closer to where I lived. I once played the pump organ (a little) on a weekday when church was not in session. Quite an experience to see architecture so old, yet still existing. Three cheers for very small hamlets with a rich history dating way back. Wish I could live there today, but it’s not possible. Greetings to anyone who knew me growing up. Drop me a line — I’ll be glad to reply.

    Comment by Wayne Moseley — June 30, 2015 @ 2:54 pm

  6. That’s a great area to live in, Wayne

    Comment by Harold — July 2, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

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