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Historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge

17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946-9728
+1 530-432-2546
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Bridge, Anyone?

Even if you're not a "bridge person," the Bridgeport covered bridge is something pretty special... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bill M
Great State Park

Have been here many times - even when the bridge used to be open and you could walk across it... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
Ally G
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Auburn, California
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17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946-9728
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you're not a "bridge person," the Bridgeport covered bridge is something pretty special. It's the longest, single span, arch-supported, covered bridge in the world. As you take your own photo from the new, upstream bridge, like the photo above, try to imagine building...More

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times - even when the bridge used to be open and you could walk across it. Still cool to see the covered historic bridge. Visitors center is nice and informative. Good books & gifts too. We have been here when they...More

Thank Ally G
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Perfect day trip from Grass Valley/Nevada City. Not only to see the Historic Bridge ( under renovation), visit the Visitors Center where you can learn local history, view the wildlife, buy unique gifts . There are also 2 hikes, one easy for everyone and the...More

Thank Elenita D
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The bridge itself is breathtaking. I have loved this bridge for years. We used to be able to drive across it. Now, you can't even walk across the bridge (due to structural issues). My understanding is that they are trying to raise enough money to...More

Thank maryloudavis2013
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Will be SO nicre when the bridge is restored and no longer fenced off. Good walking paths. Good photo ops. Good river access. Got there too late for visitor center -- closes at 3 on Sunday. oops.

1  Thank Catherine E
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice place to hike the river in both directions, a little way upstream in the summer time you may come across some sun worshipers though , small children need to be watched when the current is strong , also good for catching the sun and...More

Thank DG1205
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Driving down from Tahoe on 80 is usually a quick way to cover distance and we were planing on making some miles. But that was prior to my wife's discovery on the map of a "covered" bridge not too far off California 20. So we...More

1  Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are locals. So we know a lot about this area. JUST GO!! There aren’t enough words to describe what I feel standing in the presence of the Yuba River and Bridgeport . There are trails there to evoke calm and zen...More

Thank LeslieSchoradt
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The bridge is the longest covered bridge in California They give tours of the area and information on the plants and wildlife.

Thank Y8890GArobertab
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This beautiful structure- longest covered bridge West of the Mississippi, served as a major river crossing during the gold rush and immigration to California. After years of neglect the State is doing significant structural and restoration work. That will ensure future generations enjoyment. The setting...More

Thank Richard1140
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_dgturay
31 July 2018|
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Response from Ally G | Reviewed this property |
Dog yes. Water yes. LeaSh yes.
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Tub T
25 July 2018|
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Response from Elenita D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can fish with a license and there are a few BBQ’s.
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DeanaTutu C
16 June 2018|
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Response from Elenita D | Reviewed this property |
The water now is positively fabulous! Not cold, not rushing. Sorry this answer is 2 weeks too late but I just saw it.
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