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Friendship Manor Bridge
Shandaken, NY - Ulster County
Photo of Friendship Manor Bridge
Photo of Friendship Manor Bridge

Photo of Friendship Manor Bridge Portal
Friendship Manor Bridge Portal

Bridge Statistics
Region:  Catskills
County:  Ulster
Town:  Shandaken
Locality:  Pine Hill
Position - Lat: 
N 42 07.527
W 74 28.268
Owner:  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Bridge Carries:  Park Road
Bridge Crosses:  Birch Creek
Bridge Traffic:  Seasonal
Superstructure Type:  Inverset™
Year Built:  1992
Builder:  Fort Miller Co. & Chesterfield Associates
Structure Characteristics:  Length:  72'-0"
Width: 22'-4"
Lanes: 1
Posted Load: None
Posted Vertical Clearance: None
World Guide No.: 32-56-E
National Register of Historic Places Date:
Not Applicable

The Friendship Manor Covered Bridge serves as the entrance to the Belleayre Mountain Day Use Area at the base of Belleayre Mountain. It is east of Pine Hills in the Town of Shandaken. The bridge carries Lake Street over Birch Creek. This bridge is a Inverset™ bridge structure, which consists of a complete Precast Concrete & Steel Composite Bridge System. The span is a 72 foot long single-span, built in 1992. The covered part of the bridge consists of laminated timber beams, timber planks and a shingle roof.

Easy to photograph bridge when we visited in the winter. Easy to get nice photo of side view of bridge with leaves off the trees.

Parking available in park during summer months. During winter park along Friendship Road.

Truss / Arch

Photo of Friendship Manor Bridge roof
Inverset™  &  Lamimated Timber Beams

Location Map

Location Map for Friendship Manor Bridge

0.2 miles east of intersection of Main Street in Pine Hill and NY28, on NY28 then 0.1 miles right on Friendship Road and right on Lake Street. This bridge is in the town of Shandaken, Ulster County.

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