Created By: Altered Landscapes / Preserved Landscapes
This tour was created as a part of Altered Landscapes/Preserved Landscapes, an exhibit scheduled for 2017 in The History Center in Tompkins County honoring the county's bicentennial. Each stop on the tour highlights one of Tompkins County's historical bridges, showing how it has been either altered or preserved over the years. Historical photos have been provided wherever available, as well as modern photos, taken by the authors in the spring of 2016.
The choice of bridges on this list was based primarily on the bridges identified as historic by HistoricBridges.org. Their list was supplemented by other bridges of local interest, including former and current covered bridges, a pedestrian bridge that is part of the rails-to-trails project, and additional bridges built by the Groton Bridge Company of Groton, NY.