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Eagleville Bridge

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Eagleville Covered Bridge
Eagleville Covered Bridge May 07.jpg
Eagleville Covered Bridge, May 2007
LocationSpans Batten Kill off NY 313, Eagleville in the towns of Jackson and Salem, New York
Coordinates43°5′0″N 73°18′51″W / 43.08333°N 73.31417°W / 43.08333; -73.31417
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1858
ArchitectClapp, Ephraim
Architectural styleTown lattice plank truss
MPSCovered Bridges of Washington County TR / Buskirk, Rexleigh, Eagleville, and Shushan Covered Bridges[2]
NRHP reference #78003458[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 8, 1978

Eagleville Bridge is a covered bridge located at Eagleville in the towns of Jackson and Salem, Washington County, New York. The bridge, which crosses the Battenkill, is one of 29 historic covered bridges in New York State.

It was built by local builder Ephraim Clapp in 1858.[3]

Town and Howe truss designs were patented by Ithiel Town in 1820 and William Howe (architect) in 1840, respectively.[2] The Eagleville Bridge employs "the patented Town lattice truss, consisting of top and bottom chords of laminated wood plank, and a web of diagonal wood planks connected by wood trunnels at each point of intersection".[2]

It is one of four Washington County covered bridges submitted for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in one multiple property submission.[2] The others are the Buskirk Bridge, the Rexleigh Bridge, and Shushan Bridge. All four were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 8, 1972.[1]

The Eagleville bridge was damaged by a flood in 1977 but was "stabilized and returned to vehicular use".[2]

References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c d e Raymond W. Smith (December 1977). "Covered Bridges of Washington County TR / Buskirk, Rexleigh, Eagleville, and Shushan Covered Bridges". National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-06-12.
  3. ^ Raymond W. Smith (October 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Eagleville Covered Bridge". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-06-12.

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