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New York’s Covered Bridges to be Topic on May 7th at Glimmerglass State Park

May 2, 2011

New York’s Covered Bridges to be Topic on May 7th at Glimmerglass State Park

"Spanning New York State” will be the topic of the program offered by Bob and Trish Kane members of numerous covered bridge organizations across the United States. Their presentation, an armchair tour of 33 of the state’s existing historic covered bridges, will be held at 11am in the Lake View Room at Glimmerglass State Park. Following their presentation, a wagon ride to the Hyde Hall Covered Bridge will be offered weather permitting. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

The Kane’s have been actively pursuing Covered Bridges and educating the public in regards to their preservation since 1993. Even with full time jobs and four grandchildren, the Kane’s find time to travel and work on covered bridge projects. Bob enjoys studying the actual structures and the various truss combinations of the bridges. Trish enjoys the research aspect of this hobby as well as photographing them. Her photography has been featured in Pennsylvania Magazine, the I Love New York State Autumn Tourism Guide as well as several calendars. Their most recent endeavor is the publication of a Driving Tour of New York’s Covered Bridges currently available to the public and will be available the day of the event. Currently, they are finishing a book about Theodore Burr, famous bridge builder whose former home is located in Oxford, NY.

In 2002, the Kane’s spearheaded the DeLorme Atlas Project where Covered Bridge Enthusiasts across the country joined them in submitting maps and directions to covered bridges to DeLorme for inclusion in future atlases. They are co-founders of a project titled Covered Spans of Yesteryear. Once completed, this endeavor will document all past covered bridges known to have existed in the United States and Canada (www.lostbridges.org). To date, over 10,000 bridges have documented on the site.

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