TO THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER PARK ASSOCIATION
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.
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.
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. 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.
Bridgeport “Open House” Saturday March 5th 11am-1pm at Bridgeport
Friday March 11th- 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday March 12th- 9am-1pm
Friday March 18th- 5:30pm-8:30pm
Saturday March 19th- 9am-1pm
Location: Empire Mine State Historic Park Docent Room
Opening of the Gas Station for Interpretation to the Public
On Thursday, January 28th at 10:30am there will be a meeting at Bridgeport with State Park Interpretive Specialist Bill Lindeman and Marc Wetherbee to determine the final plans for opening the Bridgeport Pleasure Resort Gas Station to interpretation to the public – hopefully this spring!
Our plans are to have it opened on a daily basis like the Barn Viewing Corridor. We would especially like to see the volunteers who have worked on the Station in the past and volunteers who are interested in working on it in the future, whether it be interpretation or maintenance, attend this meeting as it may be the final meeting for input on changes and improvements of the interpretive aspects of the gas station.
We will also discuss the interpretive elements in giving talks/tours including existing literature.
The first 10 attendees get a gallon of gas for 19 cents!