The Bridgeport Covered Bridge: a National Landmark spanning the South Yuba River

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge has become a cherished landmark within Nevada County, California. It’s also recognized as a National Historic Landmark due to its remarkable condition, rare type of bridge, age and usefulness during California’s Gold Rush days. Founding of Bridgeport The… Read More

A look at both the old and the new Iowa Hill Bridges

The older bridge, which was built in 1928, was no longer safe or suitable for modern transportation needs. However, instead of tearing down and replacing the older bridge, the county decided to leave it standing for all to enjoy. This presented… Read More

A quick look at Ponderosa Way Bridge in Placer County

The Codfish Falls trailhead is located at the North side of the bridge. Check out my article on Codfish Falls Trail for more info and pictures This bridge was completed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Ponderosa Way bridge’s total… Read More

Foresthill Bridge: soaring over the American River

Construction was completed in 1973 with the purpose of spanning the planned Auburn Lake. Unfortunately, the Auburn Dam was never built and the lake (reservoir) never came to fruition. However, the bridge still spans the North Fork American River near the… Read More

Mountain Quarries Bridge aka “No Hands Bridge”

The Mountain Quarries Bridge, aka “No Hands Bridge,” was originally constructed in 1912 for the Mountain Quarries Railroad, owned by the Pacific Portland Cement Company. It was reportedly the first concrete bridge of its kind in all of North America and it… Read More

A quick look at Canyon View Bridge

Canyon View Bridge was built in 2012 to allow park visitors the ability to cross over Coon Creek. Prior to the expansion, hikers and horseback riders weren’t able to cross the creek. This bridge is roughly 100 feet long. It has… Read More

A quick look at the Pudding Creek Trestle

The trestle is roughly 520 feet long and close to 50 feet high. In 1949, the trestle was reinforced and converted to a one lane logging bridge for trucks. By the late 70’s vehicles were no longer allowed to cross it…. Read More