Near the Town of Shandaken in New York is the Pine Hill Bridge.  Unlike most of the covered bridges I’ve visited, Pine Hill is new construction, having been built in 1992. The bridge spans Birch Creek outside the Bellayre Mountain Day Use Area, and is just off New York Route 28. When I visited the bridge, and the day use area, was closed, but walking around the barricade wasn’t difficult. I did keep my visit short as a precaution. The best view of the bridge is from the Day Use Area side, so I parked near the entrance on the roadside and walked across.

For more information on this beautiful span, visit . I agree with the writer at that website that the bridge looks best from this side but it looks great any time of year, not just winter. And in fall the Catskills run riot with color…. how can you resist shooting then?