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Rexford Falls Pedestrian Bridge

Rexford Falls Pedestrian Bridge

The Rexford Falls Pedestrian Bridge is a bowstring through truss over Mad Brook in Sherburne, New York.

In 1875, Nelson C. Rexford, a son of the pioneer Benjamin Rexford, donated to the town of Sherburne his property along Mad Brook that contained a 40-foot-high waterfall about one mile east of the Sherburne village. Near the base of the waterfall is a strong sulfur spring which became a minor attraction when the Sherburne Spring House, a hotel owned by Charles Reynolds, was erected near it for guests in 1876. A 75-foot-long bowstring through truss bridge was built over Mad Brook a year later to connect the hotel to the waterfall and spring.

In 2006, the bridge was rehabilitated at a cost of $40,000, with the Herbert H. & Mariea L. Brown Trust Foundation providing $30,000 of the total. 1


  • State: New York
  • Route: N.A
  • Type: Bowstring Through Truss
  • Status: Active - Pedestrian
  • Total Length: 75 feet
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  1. Holth, Nathan. “Rexford Falls Bridge.” Historic Bridges, 13 Jul. 2016.

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