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 .