Ashokan Bridge

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Ashokan-Turnwood Covered Bridge
The bridge crosses Esopus Creek
Ashokan Bridge is located in New York
Ashokan Bridge
Ashokan Bridge is located in the US
Ashokan Bridge
Location 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, New York
Coordinates 41°55′35.69″N 74°11′57.62″W / 41.9265806°N 74.1993389°W / 41.9265806; -74.1993389Coordinates: 41°55′35.69″N 74°11′57.62″W / 41.9265806°N 74.1993389°W / 41.9265806; -74.1993389
Area less than one acre
Built 1885 (1885)
Built by Tompkins, Nelson
Architectural style covered bridge
NRHP reference # 00000822[1]
Added to NRHP July 20, 2000

Ashokan Bridge (also known as the Turnwood Bridge or New Paltz Campus Bridge) is a wooden covered bridge over Esopus Creek on the grounds of the Ashokan Center, in Ulster County. It was built in 1885, and is a single span, gable roofed, covered timber bridge. It measures 72 feet, 6 inches, long and 16 feet, 4 inches, wide. It was originally located at Turnwood and moved to its present location in 1939. It is situated in the Ashokan Center, which was formerly the Ashokan Field Campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

It is one of 29 covered bridges in New York State.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-03-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes Raymond W. Smith (June 2000). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Ashokan-Turnwood Covered Bridge" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-01.  and Accompanying photographs

External links

  • Ashokan / Turnwood Bridge, at New York State Covered Bridge Society

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