Historic Bridges of the Ausable River

August 23, 2021

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 3:30 pm.

The fee is $45 for AARCH members and $55 for non-members.




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