NY Covered Bridge Society to meet at Oxford Library

OXFORD – Covered bridge enthusiasts will gather Sunday at the Oxford Memorial Library for the monthly meeting of the New York Covered Bridge Society.

According to Librarian Nancy Wilcox, the historic structure is an appropriate setting for the group as it was once the residence of famed bridge-builder Theodore Burr.

Burr, who invented the trussed arch bridge now known as the Burr Truss, built the home between 1809 and 1811. According to Wilcox, it is the only known structure of its kind to be built by Burr which remains standing today.

The NYSCBS meeting will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library’s recently completed Community Room. The room will be open from noon to 1 p.m. for those who wish to bring their lunch and socialize prior to the start of the meeting. Those interested need not be members of the group to attend.

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