Hyde Hall

Stone Arched Bridge

 Hyde Hall Arched Bridge on Mill Road
Hyde Hall Arched Bridge on Mill Road

Stone Arched Bridge

Mill Road, Springfield, New York

Built by Lorenzo Bates

Springfield, New York


In 1832 mason Lorenzo Bates (1786-1859) constructed a substantial stone bridge across Shadow Brook to serve the heavy loads of grain and lumber to and from the Clarke water powered mills which were located on either side of the bridge. George Clarke (1768-1835) planned a village at the mills similar to the Village of Hyde near the English Hyde Hall, but his heirs did not continue the development and all the buildings had disappeared by the 20th century.

2012 Photograph by Michael Reynolds

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