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Beaverkill or Conklin Bridge - NY-53-02
Lewbeach, NY - Sullivan County
Beaverkill Bridge
Beaverkill bridge in the summer

Beaverkill Portal
Beaverkill Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Catskills
County:  Sullivan
Town:  Rockland
Locality:  Lewbeach
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 41º 58.865'
W 74º 50.183'
Bridge Carries:  Beaverkill Camp Road
Bridge Crosses:  Beaverkill
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Town Lattice Truss
Town Lattice Truss Sketch
Year Built:  1865
Builder:  John Davidson
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  128 Ft.
Span:  100 Ft.
Width: 14.7 Ft.
Posted Load: 3 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 6'-6"
World Guide No.: 32-53-02
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Not yet but work in progress.



Panoranic view of Beaverkill Bridge

Description
Nice looking bridge in Beaverkill State Park. The bridge is one span 98 feet long town lattice truss. Built in 1865, southwest of Lewbeach. Found this bridge while looking for a bridge in Ulster Co. This is a historic bridge. Too many campers and swimmers in the creek. Visited in September 1996. This bridge was closed to traffic in 1997 due to structural problems.

Photography
The park on the north side of the bridge is an excellent area to take photographs of this bridge. Easy access under bridge on south side, good for underside and panoramic photos.

Parking
Parking available in park near the bridge.

Truss

Photo of Beaverkill Bridge Truss

Location Map

Location map of Beaverkill Bridge


Mapquest Location Map


Location
From NY17 Exit 96, take CR82 for .3 miles, then 1.3 miles on the right take old Route 17 (CR179) 4.8 miles, right on Beaverkill Road (CR151) .5 miles then left on Beaverkill Camp Road then .1 miles left to the bridge. In Beaverkill State Park.

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