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Jay Bridge is a wooden covered bridge that spans the east branch of the Ausable River in Jay, in Essex County, New York, USA. It is eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is the only one of the 29 covered bridges in New York State that is in the Adirondacks.
HISTORY:The first bridge in this location was destroyed by flooding in 1856. The bridge was rebuilt in 1857 using a Howe truss design.
In 1953, a heavy truck fell through the floor of the bridge; repair required the replacement of eighty feet of the damaged end of the bridge. In 1997, traffic was rerouted to a new steel bridge just downstream of the original, which has since been carefully restored.
Photo taken from the new steel bridge downstream 02/26/2011
“FRONT ENTRANCE TO JAY COVERED BRIDGE”
“FEATURED IN THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT GROUP”02/28/2011