Monday, January 19, 2009

Bridgeport Covered Bridge

Happy MLK Day! It has been a good day here as it was a day off from work. We relaxed quite a bit, and did a few things that needed being done. Then this afternoon we drove about 45 minutes east of here to visit the "longest single-span covered bridge in existence" up on the South Fork of the Yuba River. It was a lot of fun, but a bit late in the day. There are a few hiking trails there, so we will no doubt do this again, but a little earlier in the day. There are three other covered bridges in the area that we also plan on visiting this year, so stay tuned.

This is what it used to cost to go across the bridge.

This is the view from the west. We went part way up a trail loop that looked to be quite interesting.

This is a shot of the underside of the south end of the bridge. You will note that it has been repaired and renovated over the years.

Here's a shot from the south end looking north along the east side.

Inside looking north.

Inside, looking south.
The braces.

The view from the east, looking up from the river.

And, of course, the warning about snakes - an important member of the natural community. Do you suppose they put the signs there so the snakes can say truthfully, "You knew what I was when you picked me up."? There was also a sign about another important member of the natural community - mountain lions. Conspicuous by its absence was a sign about poison oak - obviously not an important member of the natural community.
Hope you like the photos.


  1. That looks like fun! I remember going there with Grandpa Hall

  2. This looks vaguely familar, but then it would have been over 38 years since I was there. I used to visit alot of interesting places up in the hills with Chuck Carter and Kevin Belcastro. Looks like a good way to spend MLK Day.