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Bridgeport Covered Bridge, Spanning South Fork of Yuba River at bypassed sect, Bridgeport, Nevada County, CA



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HB124326
General Elevation View Looking West

HB124327
General Elevation View Looking East

HB124328
General 3/4 View Showing Wooden Siding On Bridge

HB124329
General View Showing Floor System Of Bridge

HB124330
Detail View Of Abutment And Underside Of Bridge

HB124331
General 'barrel Shot'

HB124332
General Interior View Showing Arch And Truss System

HB124333
Detail Interior View Of Arch And Truss At Center Of Span


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Location
Spanning South Fork of Yuba River at bypassed sect, Bridgeport, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-41
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N993).
Building/structure dates: 1862 initial construction
See also HABS No. CA-1401 for additional documentation, including one photograph.

Significance: The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is 233 feet long and was originally built as part of a toll road intended to serve the development of the Comstock Lode around Virginia City, Nevada. It is a Howe Truss bridge with an auxiliary arch. // The Bridgeport Bridge was built in 1862 to replace an earlier span that washed out in a flood. It was an integral part of the Virginia Turnpike, a heavily traveled route through the Sierras during the gold rush era. The bridge is significant as one of the longest single-span surviving covered bridges in the United States.

Subjects
Transportation Industry
Covered Bridges
Toll Collection


Related Names
Wood, David I.
Virginia Turnpike Company
Howe, William
Lowe, Jet, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW LOOKING WEST
2. GENERAL ELEVATION VIEW LOOKING EAST
3. GENERAL 3/4 VIEW SHOWING WOODEN SIDING ON BRIDGE
4. GENERAL VIEW SHOWING FLOOR SYSTEM OF BRIDGE
5. DETAIL VIEW OF ABUTMENT AND UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE
6. GENERAL 'BARREL SHOT'
7. GENERAL INTERIOR VIEW SHOWING ARCH AND TRUSS SYSTEM
8. DETAIL INTERIOR VIEW OF ARCH AND TRUSS AT CENTER OF SPAN


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