Stone Arch bridge over Beebe Lake, Sackett Bridge

Building Bridges - Traverse Tompkins

Stone Arch bridge over Beebe Lake, Sackett Bridge

Forest Home, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Ithaca Heritage


The beautiful stone arch bridge at the east end of Beebe Lake was built to honor Colonel Henry Woodward Sackett, a Cornell alumnus, donor, and trustee, who graduated in 1875. According to a tribute from Cornell, Sackett “was always interested in the preservation of historic places, fine scenery, and historic traditions.” He established a generous fund for beautifying Cascadilla Gorge, a scenic outlet to the Cornell campus. The bridge has been the site of adventurous swimmers jumping from its height down into Beebe Lake.

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


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