Covered Bridges of New York State Collection

Theodore Burr (1771-1882) is famous for designing and patenting a truss/arch combination that used a traditionally framed multiple kingpost truss to which a segmented timber arch was added. This is known today as the Burr truss. The Burr truss is one of the most widespread timber bridge designs that can still be seen in covered bridges today. Located at the Oxford Memorial Library, the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center hosts a vast library of covered bridge related books, magazines, and newsletters from all the bridge societies in existence today, as well as some that no longer exist.

This collection includes a sampling of the center's extensive postcard, photograph, and slide collection dating back to the early 1950′s, much of which was donated as a gift of Sherburne residents Bob and Trish Kane.

Collection owner: Oxford Memorial Library