Old Blenheim Bridge

Old Blenheim Bridge (HMVMY)

Location: North Blenheim, NY 12131 Schoharie County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 28.354', W 74° 26.449'

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Erected 1854 - 1855 by
Nicholas Montgomery Powers
Famous bridge builder
Born Pittsford, Vermont, August 30, 1817
Died Clarendon, Vermont, 1897
This bridge, 232 feet in length, the
longest covered single-span wooden
bridge in the world, was built for the
Blenheim Bridge Company, and was used
as a toll bridge for many years

Not far from this bridge the Tory,
William Beacraft, was whipped to
death by his infuriated neighbors
after the Revolution. He was buried
at the spot where he fell

The bridge is now under the custody
of Schoharie County
Details
HM NumberHMVMY
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Year Placed1935
Placed ByNew York State Education Department & Schoharie County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 545966 N 4702398
Decimal Degrees42.47256667, -74.44081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.354', W 74° 26.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 21.24" N, 74° 26' 26.94" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)518
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2169-2199 Eastside Rd, North Blenheim NY 12131, US
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