Bridgeport Covered Bridge

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The Bridgeport Covered Bridge in Penn Valley, California is a historic marvel constructed in 1862 during the California Gold Rush. Boasting a Howe truss design, it spans 233 feet across the South Yuba River, making it one of the longest single-span wooden covered bridges in the United States. Once a vital link for miners and settlers, it was closed to vehicular traffic in the 1970s for preservation, later earning recognition as a California Historical Landmark. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the bridge is a focal point of South Yuba River State Park, attracting tourists and history enthusiasts alike.

(Submitted by Sivasa Laupati)

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History • Scenic