Old Blenheim Bridge

Destroyed by flooding
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NY 30 over Schoharie Creek, North Blenheim, New York

Covered bridge over Schoharie Creek on River Road

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2018 Replacement Bridge

Photo taken by Jim Allen in May 2018

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Description 

The Blenheim Bridge has one of the longest clear spans of any surviving covered bridge in the world. It is the only covered bridge with a single central arch, and one of only six surviving double-barrel covered bridges in the United States. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER NY-331)

The bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark in January 1964. In August of 2011 the bridge was washed away by Hurricane Irene's floodwaters, & the NHL status withdrawn in July 2015. Its replacement in being finished in 2018. World Guide # NY-48-01#2

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000570
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Single span double-tunnel
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1834

Update Log 

  • June 9, 2018: Updated by Jim Allen: updated description
  • June 9, 2018: New photos from Jim Allen
  • January 20, 2017: Updated by Jim Allen: updated status & added to description