November 19, 2004, Boonville, NY - On this day a new covered bridge was placed over the Black River Canal, connecting the historic Black River Towpath with Erwin Park.
The bridge will serve pedestrians, bikes and snowmobiles accessing a Black River Canal museum planned for Erwin Park.
The bridge spans 70 feet using a Town lattice truss. The deck, 24 feet wide, will accommodate a 14 foot driving area and a 6 foot walkway.
The 12-member Erwin Park Covered Bridge Committee planned and promoted the project. The estimated cost of the bridge was $150,000. The construction is being funded by a $100,000 grant from the New York State Parks Department and a donation of $20,000 from the Iroquois Pipeline Co.
The Boonville, N.Y. span will be listed by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges as World Guide Number 32-33-03.