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Bridgeport Covered Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
N 39° 17.519 W 121° 11.705
10S E 655651 N 4350731
Quick Description: This single span truss bridge was once a busy port of entry for the gold fields of California. Now the span is pedestrian bridge for the South Yuba State Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2006 4:53:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMWCG
Views: 35

Long Description:
Built in 1862 by John Wood as part of a longer highway system for the gold hungry immigrants of the late 1800's, this bridge served as one of the main entry points to the gold rush of that era.

This single span truss bridge is both a functional structure as well as a visual work of art. Although rebuilt on one occassion (due to fire) and mended on several other occassions (due to flooding), the detail of work that can be seen when walking through the covered bridge is truly remarkable. At 293 feet in length, it is also one of the longest covered bridges in the nation.
Date Built: 1/1/1862

Length of Span:
293 Feet


www:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=496


Parking Coordinates:: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Log your find with a picture of the bridge with yourself or your GPS in the foreground. This shot does not have to be taken "on" the bridge. The shot should show the "truss" structure of the bridge as well.
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