Historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge


Located on the southern fork of the Yuba River, the Bridgeport Covered Bridge brings visitors from all around. The single-span 230-foot long bridge is a favorite of both photographers and tourists. The bride was part of the Virginia Turnpike Company Toll Road and was built in 1862. The road was most commonly traveled by miners traveling to and from Virginia City from Nevada. The bridge has been kept in operable condition over the years through the work of volunteers and park professionals. Many of these people serve as docents who will guide you through a tour of the area and help park visitors enjoy the wildflowers, trails, gold panning, and visitor center in the park. A popular tour is The Ghosts of Bridgeport story that is especially fun during the Halloween season. Many who tour the area are conducting research on the area or on old covered bridges. The bridge features an historical marker and is one of the California Registered Historical Landmarks in the state. There are several other markers in the area and visitors can tour the historic landmarks conveniently by car. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is one of 10 remaining covered bridges in California, making it an interesting and relatively unique attraction.

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