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Rexleigh Bridge

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Rexleigh Bridge
Rexleigh Covered Bridge Dec 10.jpg
Rexleigh Covered Bridge, December 2010
Coordinates 43°08′05″N 73°21′21″W / 43.1348°N 73.3557°W / 43.1348; -73.3557
Rexleigh Covered Bridge
LocationOff NY 22, Jackson, New York
Coordinates43°8′5.12″N 73°21′20.46″W / 43.1347556°N 73.3556833°W / 43.1347556; -73.3556833Coordinates: 43°8′5.12″N 73°21′20.46″W / 43.1347556°N 73.3556833°W / 43.1347556; -73.3556833
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Architectural styleHowe truss
MPSCovered Bridges of Washington County TR / Buskirk, Rexleigh, Eagleville, and Shushan Covered Bridges[2]
NRHP reference No.78003459[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 8, 1978

Rexleigh Bridge is a wooden covered bridge over the Batten Kill in Washington County, New York. It is one of 29 historic covered bridges in New York State.

Town and Howe truss designs were patented by Ithiel Town in 1820 and William Howe (architect) in 1840, respectively.[2] The Rexleigh Bridge employs "the patented Howe truss, with paired diagonal timbers, single timber counters, and multiple vertical iron rods defining each truss panel. The diagonals and verticals are connected to the upper and lower chords by means of cast-iron bearing blocks."[2] Those bearing blocks are "embossed with the name of their manufacturer, 'R. Comins, Troy, N.Y.,'" and, although the timber used is local, the bridge "appears to be a rare surviving example of this type of prefabricated nineteenth-century bridge construction."[2]

It was individually inventoried by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation in 1977.[3]

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 Eagleville Bridge, and Shushan Bridge. All four were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 8, 1972.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  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. ^ Smith, R.W. (November 1977). "Building/Structure Inventory: Rexleigh Covered Bridge". Division of Historic Preservation, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2008-02-08.

External links

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