Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Picture of the Day - 10/17/09
Friends Keith and Connie toured us around the area today, showing us many of the historic buildings around Nevada City and Grass Valley. One of the stops was the covered bridge in Bridgeport. This is the longest single-span covered bridge in the United States at 271 feet long. It spans the south fork of the Yuba River and was built by David Isaac John Wood in 1862. The bridge was part of the Virginia Turnpike Company toll road which served the northern mines and the busy Nevada Comstock Lode.