Blenheim Covered Bridge

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Source: Wikipedia.com- Blenheim Covered Bridge
The longest single span wooden bridge in the world. The bridge was built in 1855 by Nichols Powers of Pittsford Vermont. He devised a bridge of three trusses on a modified panel plan, with huge pine timber posts, braces and counterbraces bolted together. The trusses are of long truss design. The center truss is higher than the two outside ones, and in this center truss he enclosed a single arch of oak which reaches from below the lower chord on up to the ridgepole at the peak of the roof . It is really three concentric arches, one on top of another, and carefully blocked together to allow air to circulate among them. The covered portion of the bridge is 232 feet long, the trusses 228 feet and the clear span of 210 feet between abutments. This is one of only six covered bridges with two lanes. The bridge width is 26 feet.

Nov 25th 2011 Friday

Old Blenheim Bridge (Google Aerial Map)

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Aerial image of the area around the former site of the Old Blenheim Bridge. Photo taken in September 2011. Aerial image of the Old Blenheim Bridge from 2009 Old Blenheim Bridge was a wooden covered bridge that spanned Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim, New York. With an open [...]

Oct 27th 2011 Thursday

Blenheim Bridge

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On August 27, 2011, the covered Old Blenheim Bridge collapsed due to flooding from Hurricane Irene. Photographs from the former site of Blenheim Bridge that crossed Schoharie Creek. ----- Photograph taken from Route 30 with a road side sign pointing to the now former site of [...]

Jul 26th 2007 Thursday

Blenheim- Old Bridge and New Bridge

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Photos from the creek bed of the Schohaire showing the Old Blenheim Bridge and the new bridge. Updated 2015: Blenheim Bridge was a wooden covered bridge that spanned Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim, New York. With an open span of 210 feet, it had the longest span of any [...]

Jun 27th 2007 Wednesday

Blenheim Bridge

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Update- August 28, 2011: Old Blenheim Bridge was a wooden covered bridge that spanned Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim, New York. With an open span of 210 feet (64 m), it had the longest span of any covered bridge in the world; although the structure's total length of 232 f [...]

Jun 26th 2007 Tuesday

Blenheim Covered Bridge

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The Blenheim Covered Bridge is the longest single-span covered bridge in the world is 232 feet long, built in 1855. It is located in Blenheim, NY. [...]

Jul 26th 2006 Wednesday

Blenheim Bridge

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Old Blenheim Bridge was a wooden covered bridge that spanned Schoharie Creek in North Blenheim, New York. With an open span of 210 feet, it had the longest span of any surviving single-span covered bridge in the world, although the structure's total length made it second in [...]