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Inventory Number: NY/32-18-04x
County: Fulton County
Township: Northampton
Town/Village: Northampton
Bridge Name: Fish House
Crosses: Sacandaga River
Truss type: Burr
Spans: 3
Length: 400'
Roadway Width:
Built: 1818
Builder: Daniel Stewart
When Lost: 23 Apr 1930
Cause: Wind & Flood
Latitude: N43 09.13
Longitude: W074 07.92
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Directions: At the former village of Fish House, now under the Sacandaga Reservoir.

Fish House Bridge Fulton County, NY Built 1818 Wind & Flood 23 Apr 1930
Trish Kane/Richard Donovan Collection


Fish House Bridge Fulton County, NY Built 1818 Wind & Flood 23 Apr 1930
Todd Clark Collection


Fish House Bridge Fulton County, NY Built 1818 Wind & Flood 23 Apr 1930 Postmarked 1907
Trish Kane/Richard Donovan Collection


Fish House Bridge Fulton County, NY Built 1818 Wind & Flood 23 Apr 1930
Trish Kane/Richard Donovan Collection

Comments:
This was a two lane bridge. It was built by Daniel Stewart and friendly Indians at a cost of $5500. Trees for the lower chords were reported to have been up to 96' long. The bridge was left in place when the area was cleared for the Sacandaga Reservoir. It was thought that the bridge could be moved to a new location after the reservoir was created. High winds on April 23, 1930, caused waves that washed the bridge off its abutments and destroyed it. Some of the lumber was salvaged and used in two garages in the area.
Sources:
Allen, Richard Sanders. Old North Country Bridges, 1983, pages 31 & 32
New York State Covered Bridge Society. Courier, 1966-present, Volume 15, number 3 (November 1980), page 7
Wilson, Richard R.. New York State's Covered Bridges, 2004, pages 48-50

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