Saturday, January 26, 2013
Bleinheim Bridge photographed by Leland Neff
Blenheim Bridge photographed by Leland Neff A wooden covered bridge that spanned the Schoharie Creek was destroyed by the historic flooding from Hurricane Irene. The bridge opened in 1855 and was the longest surviving single span covered bridge in the world. Lost also in the same flood was Leland's beloved herd of 22 horses. The bridge swept down the middle of his fields directly on target to the herd of horses, demolishing in the surrounding woods which lay in the water's path.