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Fitches Bridge
NY-13-02
Delhi, NY - Delaware County
Elevaion view Fitches Bridge

Wide view Fitches Bridge
Fitches bridge on January 5, 2002

Photo of Portal of Fitches Bridge
Fitches Bridge Portal - January 5, 2002


Bridge Statistics
Region:  Catskills - Delaware River Valley
County:  Delaware
Town:  Delhi
Locality:  East Delhi
Position - Lat: 
Lon: 
N 42 17.862
W 74 52.763
Owner:  Unknown
Bridge Carries:  Fitches Bridge Road
Bridge Crosses:  West Branch Delaware River
Bridge Traffic:  Vehicular
Truss Type:  Town Lattice
Year Built:  1870
Builder:  James Frazier & James Warren
Moved By:  David Wright
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  100'-0"
Width: Unknown
Lanes: 1
Posted Load: 3 Tons
Posted Vertical Clearance: 9'-0"
World Guide No.: 32-13-02
National Register of Historic Places Date:
April 29, 1999

Description
This historical covered bridge is located in East Delhi NY, Delaware County. The bridge carries Fitches Bridge Road over the West Branch of the Delaware River. It is a 100 foot long Town Lattice Truss. This bridge was built in 1870 in Delhi on Kingston Street, in 1885 a bridge company persuaded town officials to replace the bridge with an iron structure. Rather than demolish a comparatively new covered bridge, it was decided to moved this bridge three miles upstream from its present location to replace a bridge washed away by floodwaters. Divid Wright and a town crew dismantled the bridge and hauled it to East Delhi, to its present location. A major rehabilitation took place in 2001. See additional information below.

Photography
Good locations for portal shots on either end of bridge. Elevation views from stream or from above bridge along NY10.

Parking
Cross bridge from NY10, parking on road parallel to NY10.


Photo of Fitches Bridge before 2001   Photo of Fitches Bridge portal before 2001
Fitches bridge before 2001

Additional Information / Web Links
Major rehabilitation in 2001. Rehab Link

Fitches Family Link


Truss / Arch

Photo of Fitches Bridge truss
Town Lattice Truss

Location Map

Location map of Fitches Bridge

Location
3.5 miles northeast of junction NY28 and Delhi on NY10, then just right on Fitches Bridge Road. The bridge is located near East Delhi in Delaware County.

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