New York State currently has 32 covered bridges within its boundaries. The New York State Covered Bridge Society classifies these bridges as follows: Historic: An historic covered bridge is defined as a bridge that display an authentic truss which supports the bridge as it was originally designed, and is over 50 years old. New York State has 21 historic covered bridges. Authentic: An authentic covered ridge is defined as a bridge that displays an authentic truss which supports the bridge as it was originally designed. New York State has eight authentic covered bridges. Historic Stringer: An historic stringer is classified as an historic bridge, but the original truss no longer supports the bridge as it was originally designed. The remaining three covered bridges are classified as historic stringers. The New York State Covered Bridge Society was formed in 1966 to help preserve, protect and promote the covered bridges of New York State. Since our beginning, the Society has assisted in the restoration of many covered bridges across the state and, across the country. This is all made possible by our membership dues and the generosity of others. Meetings are held in various locations throughout New York State. Check our website regularly for up-to-date dates and locations.