Bridgeport

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge on the South fork of the Yuba River is one of the longest single-span wooden bridges in America measuring in at over 230 feet. The bridge here was originally constructed in 1862 and was part of the Virginia Turnpike Company Toll Road that served the northern mines and traffic to and from Virginia City and the Comstock Lode in Nevada.

 

Bridgeport Covered Bridge

Bridgeport Covered Bridge

Diane Marten

Diane Marten

With the aid of dedicated park professionals, docents and volunteers (many of which come great distances) acting as park interpreters giving wildflower walks, trail volunteers greeting the public, staffing the park visitor center, gold panning docents giving demonstrations or covered bridge talks, doing historical research, or by participating in living history programs such as “The Ghosts of Bridgeport,” The full story of the exciting history past and present can now be told. come and learn the importance of Bridgeport and its significance to western development, cultural and natural history.

Bridgeport Events
Please check our Events page for exact dates and times

Throughout the month of May
Wildflower Walks - CA State Parks.
Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park,
17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., PV. Sat. & Sun., 11am.
Info: (530) 432-2546.

Please Click Here to view photos of previous walks.

Bird Walks - CA State Parks. South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., PV. 8-11am. Info, 432-2546.

Living History Day - California State Parks. South Yuba River, Bridgeport, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., PV. 12pm-4pm. Info, 432-2546.

Bridgeport History Talks - CA State Parks. South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., PV. 11am-1pm. Info: 432-2546.

Gold Panning - CA State Parks. South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., PV. 11am-1pm. Info: 432-2546.

Ghosts of Bridgeport. South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., PV. 11am-1pm. Info: 432-2546.