South Yuba River SP Image Gallery
Sign Reads: Bridgeport (Nyes Crossing) Covered Bride. Built in 1863 by David Isaac Johnwood with lumber from his mill in Sierra County. This bridge was part of the Virginia Turnpike company toll road which served the Northern Mines and the busy Nevada Comstock Lode. Utilizing a combination of Truss and arch construction it is one of the oldest housed spans in the West and the longest single span, wooden-covered bridge in the United States. California Registered Historical Landmark number 390. Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in Cooperation with the Nevada County Historical Society and the Wm. B, Meek--Wm. M. Stewart chapter number 10 E Clampus Vitus May 23 1964.
Bridgeport Bridge or Woods Crossing is the longest single span covered bridge in existence used since 1862. Built by David I Wood this Plaque is dedicated to those pioneer Americas who came to California in search of a new life and passed this way to establish their homes int he Northern Mine Country. Placed by the California State Society Daughters of the American Colonists. March 24 1973.
The Brass Placard Reads - This covered bride, across the south fork of the Yuba River at Bridgeport Nevada Co California was buily by David I Wood in 1862, with lumber from his mill in Plum Valley Sierra County California Erected by Columbia Parlor Number 70, N.D.G.W. French Corral Calif October 17, 1948.
South Yuba River State Park Entry Sign