Cayuga Bridge

Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins

Cayuga Bridge

Cayuga, New York 13034, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


More than a mile long and built entirely from wood, the Cayuga Bridge crossed Cayuga Lake from Cayuga on the eastern shore to Bridgeport on the west. First opened in 1800, this engineering marvel was one of the longest bridges in the US at the time and was considered one of the wonders of Upstate New York. Due to pressure from ice it collapsed in 1806 and was replaced several times until 1857, when it was finally abandoned.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins


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