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Newfield Covered Bridge

 

Location of sign - Newfield Covered Bridge  - Bridge Street in Newfield, New York

 

Photo taken June 2008

 

Newfield Covered Bridge

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Newfield Covered Bridge

 

Built in 1853 and dedicated to Elijah Moore, son of an early settler, this bridge is the oldest covered bridge in daily use in New

York State.  Constructed at a cost of 800.00, the distinctive diamond pattern of the "town lattice truss" is pinned together with

trunnels or tree nails.  The roof and siding serve to protect the structure from the ravages of nature.  Popular in the 1800s because

of plentiful and inexpensive timber covered bridges or "timber tunnels became places for social gatherings.  This is the only 

remaining covered bridge in Tompkins County.

 

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