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Historic Bridges of the Ausable River

Day, Not currently being offered
Wednesday, October 10

There are few watercourses in America comparable in length to the Ausable, over which so many early bridge types remain.

-Richard Sanders Allen, bridge historian

 

This tour will explore more than a dozen historic bridges that traverse the Ausable River. Among them are an 1843 stone arch bridge, the 1857 Jay Covered Bridge, an 1888 pedestrian suspension bridge, a variety of metal truss bridges, stone-faced reinforced concrete bridges, and the 222-foot steel arch bridge that spans Ausable Chasm. All of structures were placed on the National Register in 1999.

Steven Engelhart, AARCH’s Executive Director and author of Crossing the River: Historic Bridges of the Ausable River, will lead the outing, which will take us through Ausable Chasm, Keeseville, Au Sable Forks, Jay, Wilmington, and Keene.

The tour begins at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.

The fee is $45 for AARCH members and $55 for non-members, and includes a copy of Crossing The River: Historic Bridges of the Ausable River .

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