Town of Tusten
210 Bridge Street, Narrowsburg, NY, United States
photos by Kelly Dean
Narrowsburg Beautification Group Wins the 2012 $25,000 Golden Feather Award from Sullivan Renaissance
Eagle Capital of New York State
Town of Tusten
Tusten Stone Arch Bridge
Ten Mile River, Tusten
The Tusten Stone Arch Bridge was constructed in 1896 by William H. Hankins, a local timber raftsman, stone mason and occasional postmaster. The bridge crosses the Ten Mile River just northeast of its confluence with the Delaware River. It is approximately 52 feet long and 15 feet wide and continues to operate as a single lane vehicle bridge for local traffic. The bridge is named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Tusten, “an American militia volunteer and physician, who was killed as he ministered to the wounded at the Battle of Minisink on July 22, 1779 less than ten mile to the south of this settlement.” (1) The bridge and the surrounding land has been owned by the Boy Scouts of America since 1927 for their use an educational camp. Fortunately, through an agreement with the National Park Service, the bridge is publically accessible along the beginning section of the 3-mile Tusten Mountain Trail, an interesting hike with outstanding Upper Delaware Valley scenery. The bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
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This project was assisted by a grant from the Upper Delaware Council, Narrowsburg, NY 12764
Sullivan County, NY
The People Who Make it Happen
(You know who you are)
They save our lives, they plant our flowers.
They work for free for many hours.
They sort our books, they pick up our litter
and I've never seen them be bitter.
They feed our needy, they help the churches,
they never leave you in any lurches.
They help our town in every way and never ask for any pay.
They are all around us in every way and we should thank them every day!
~ by Bernie Creamer;
a Narrowsburg resident for many years