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TO THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER PARK ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

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HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGE RESTORATION IS WELL UNDER WAY!
Mobilization by Spectra Historic Contractors of Pomona, California began the Bridgeport Covered Bridge restoration project on June 12, 2019. Since creating a secure construction yard compound utilizing the Bridgeport South parking lot, extensive disassembly of the bridge so-far consists of complete removal of the entire roof.
As of June 28, 2019, all of the roof shakes and roofing structures have been removed rendering it open and "flat topped". The wheel planks (or wearing surface planks) from the floor of the bridge have also been removed. All of the roof shakes will eventually be replaced with new shakes when the bridge is re-assembled.
Note that the roof shakes do not have historic significance because there has been a need to replace them periodically over the years for various reasons, mainly weather destruction. An effort to re-use as much structuring as possible is planned.
We will update monthly...Please see the Ongoing Progress Photos and Videos by clicking on the button below where you will find the past months folders consisting of past month's photos and videos for you to view while the current month will be a list of the most current photos to view.

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To see a video of the June 12 to 28 bridge restoration progress, click on the link below.

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To see additional information regarding the bridge restoration project, click the link below.

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Tucked away in scenic and historic Nevada County

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South Yuba River State Park has a little something for everybody. The patchwork park boundaries form a “string of pearls” for 20 miles along the river, including four historic bridges, miles of hiking trails, and the nation´s only wheelchair-accessible wilderness trail, the Independence Trail. The river´s beauty and solitude has long inspired the dedication and stewardship of those who know it best.

 

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Come discover the many faces of the South Yuba River.

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Wander through the history of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, learn more about the wagons that traveled these parts, pan for gold, escape to a hidden swimming hole, roam trails along the river surrounded by wildflowers, and so much more.

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Save Our Bridge

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Campaign to Save Our Bridge continues. The Bridge was stabilized in February 2015 with a temporary structure. Funding of $1.316 million was allocated in 2014 by the State towards the restoration of the bridge. All of your emails, faxes, letters and phone calls to Sacramento made that happen.

 

Most of 2015 was spent performing an in-depth assessment and preparing the engineering drawings needed to restore the Bridge. There was also a thorough analysis of the costs to fully restore the Bridge. This past year, 2016, was spent working on obtaining all of the necessary permits and environmental impact reports necessary to begin construction.

 

January 2017 delivered great news as Governor Brown has included the necessary $3.226 million to complete the project in the 2017-2018 State budget! Please follow the link below for the latest news.

 

We still need your support! Please continue to stay informed and involved in this project. Check this website for updates and respond to future “Action Alerts”, as we may need to communicate our positions on issues during the restoration with State Representatives. Together, we can Save Our Bridge.

 

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Current Events
BRIDGE FUND-RAISING EVENT A BIG SUCCESS
LOCAL BUSINESSES RAISE FUNDS FOR HISTORIC BRIDGE

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Division of Boating and Waterways Warns of Cold Water Hazards during Spring Snowmelt
Deep Snowpack Expected to Create Dangerously High and Cold Swift Waters

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JOIN US FOR SPRING BIRD WALKS AT SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK
WHEN: Saturday January 12,
Saturday February 9,
Saturday March 9,
Saturday April 13,
Friday May 3,
Saturday May 11,
Saturday June 8,
Saturday July 13,
Saturday September 14,
Saturday October 12,
Saturday December 7
PLEASE NOTE ADDED DATES OF:
FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd,
APRIL 26th,
JUNE 21st

 

All the walks will start at 8:00 am except for the June, July and September walks which will start at 7:30 am.

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GEOLOGY WALKS
There are three Geology Walk programs scheduled at the park this year.
WHEN:
Saturday, March 16 at 10AM,
Friday, June 7 at 9AM,
Saturday, October 26 at 10AM

 

Participants will meet at the Bridgeport north parking lot (where the Buttermilk Bend trail starts).
Interested? To make a reservation please contact Karen Synowiec or Bob Slyker at SYubaRiverGeology@gmail.com.
For more information contact South Yuba River State Park at (530) 432-2546.

 

HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGE RENOVATION and MALAKOFF SOLAR PROJECTS MOVE FORWARD

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2019 WILDFLOWER WALKS

 

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WHAT: GUIDED WILDFLOWER WALKS

WHERE: SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK - BRIDGEPORT

WHEN: EVERY SAT. & SUN. – MID-MARCH THROUGH MID-MAY 2019

*RAIN MAY CANCEL*

SATURDAY TIME: 10:00AM

SUNDAY TIME: 11:00AM

 

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.

 

Docents will provide guided wildflower walks beginning on Mid-March and will continue every Saturday and Sunday through Mid-May at 11:00 a.m.

 

* The walks and blooms are at the whim of Mother Nature.

 

Rain may cancel. Call 530 432-2546 for information.

Photo Credits: Robert Lowe (banner), Doug Moon, Steve Pauly