2017 Covered Bridge Streetscape

The 2017 Covered Bridge Streetscape Project consisted of Town of Colchester Businesses, Groups, and Organizations. The project worked with the Downsville Central School Shop class to construct wooden Covered Bridges for the participants to create their unique Streetscape Art OR  create and design their own. This was a FANTASTIC Project – check it out for yourself. All bridges will be auctioned off in the Fall to raise money to reinvest into the community.


Margaretville Television Company- This model bridge is loosely a representation of Fitch’s Bridge in Delhi, N.Y. It is constructed of western red cedar; salvaged from a construction project. There are over 170 individual pieces and nearly 1000 fasteners. The logo blocks on the sides are cut from a single block, then hand painted with the accent dowels applied afterward. The sides fold down to offer bird feeder platforms and the center section can be used for storage of feed supplies. The project took nearly thirty hours to complete. It was my pleasure to build this bridge for a worthy cause.-Constructed by Tom Moeller of MTC

 

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Catskills Unleashed is a NYS Licensed Outdoor Adventure Guide Service who skilled, knowledgeable and professional guides custom tailor hikes, kayaking and spin or fly-fishing adventures. The covered bridge replicates the spirit of the Catskills Unleashed team and the region’s landscape. Highlighted is its character and natural beauty which shines without adornment, built from native pine and cedar. Let Catskills Unleashed build the bridge to your next outdoor adventure and help you #getanewleashonlife. 🐾
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Here’s Ziemba Constructions contribution to this year’s Streetscape Art. Bridging the past for our future. With the exception of the windows on the pedestrian walkway and the sign plates, all materials are recycled. Planking from barn board, trusses from old pallets and the 1200 shingles (yes he literally made one thousand and two hundred of them! ) from scrap lumber.

 

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Harmonie Farms Covered Bridge-This birdhouse was the brainchild of Steven and Kirstie Mattson of Harmonie Farm. Many a night was spent in the barn tracing our favorite cow #427 to get the spots just right. 🐮😁

 

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Frans Fuel-The fly-through Covered Bridge Bird feeder is made from recycled and reclaimed wood and metal. Covered Bridges represent years of resilience. They have weathered the storm, stood strong, when nothing else could.

This saying covers it best:
And once the storm is over,
you won’t remember how you
made it through…….. you won’t be
the same person who walked in.
That’s what this storm’s all about.
~Haruki Murakami

 

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Poppy

 

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Sonny & Sons Stone

 

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The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce covered bridge epitomizes the best that the area has to offer. The hearty, earth-toned foundation depicts the landscape that first welcomed settlers with its abundance of natural resources and rich pastures that supported its agricultural, timber and bluestone industries. The bridge is topped in cobalt, reflective of the region’s pristine waterways and clear skies which have given rise to an ever-burgeoning recreation and tourist industry which helps to fuel the local economy. The Chamber continues to work tirelessly to bridge the gap between proven business successes and a flourishing future.

 

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Amelia Fisk Tax Services

 

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Girl Scouts

 

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Downsville American Legion
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Downsville Lions Club

 

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The Downsville Diner
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The Farmer’s Market
One of our Streetscape bridges was a collaboration of creators. Bridge done by the shop class was created with removable cap for open access. This bridge displays an herb garden (Thanks to Kay Parisi-Hampel) and the all seasons painting (Thanks to Jody Byington Reed).

“My inspiration came from the love of my town and the importance of small businesses. As a small business owner; I know that the support of the community is important. On the painted side of the bridge it shows the steadfast local products offered; correlated with the seasons in which those products are made. Starting with spring and ending with winter.” ~Jody

 

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Gladstone Insurance

 

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Catskill Country Market

 

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“Love Grows Here”- this Covered Bridge has a removable top (see other photo) to make it a functional planter (flower to display possibilities). The name “Love Grows Here” was inspired by the ability to grow plants/herbs/etc of choice and the little people on the sides were painted by the children of Barbara’s Certified Day Care where Love grows daily!

 

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The Schoolhouse Inn & Restaurant

 

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Victoria Rose Bed & Breakfast

 

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Best Dam Race (www.bestdam5k.com for information on of our annual Race during the Fall season). With the Downsville Covered Bridge as the location for our race start (for paddlers) and finish for walk/runners it holds a landmark location associated with our annual race. This bridge was created by the Mastermind Co-Creator of the race, Kathryn Mattson, and it’s been created with the mindset of being a functional bridge for toy vehicles to cross or for decorative purpose too.

 

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Head to Toe Fitness Studio – “BALANCE”
The simplicity of this bridge comes from tossed around ideas that cohesively connected together to become the perfect “Balance” of concepts. Many times while practicing Yoga at our very own Historical Covered Bridge here in town, we would be catch a Rainbow or 2 (as we’ve seen double rainbows also). The colors of the rainbow and the colors of the Chakras (a Yoga term) are the same. It seemed fitting to use River Rocks as Stone Art and demonstrate balance. Yoga+Balance, the Beauty of Nature, our Mind, and Bodies.

 

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