Hurricane Irene Obliterates Blenheim Bridge

Hurricane Irene might have been a lot of bark with no bite in New York City but it’s fury was unleashed on upstate New York. Entire towns have been washed out and communities have been lost but some of the greatest losses may be Irene’s destruction of the region’s historical landmarks. Among the many losses is a covered bridge named Blenheim Bridge. Built in 1854 it was the longest single span covered bridge in the world. Now all that remains are the foundations where it once sat. Myself and Cathy were fortunate enough to visit the bridge in August 2007. Below are some pictures of the bridge as it once sat, along with a picture of what remains post-Irene. Needless to say we’re extremely sad to see this bridge gone.

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