Calendar | Join | Save Our Bridge

SAVE OUR BRIDGE

PROJECT FULLY FUNDED IN 2017-2018 STATE BUDGET!

YOU DID IT!

Save Our Park

South Yuba River State Park

 

This show describes facilities and activities at the park, many of which would be lost if the park were closed even temporarily.

 

Also, it is a good place for new visitors to become familiar with the park's most important features and how they got there.

 

Save Our Park
Run Time 9:27 min

 

 

FOR LATEST INFORMATION ON THE BRIDGE PROJECT, CLICK THE BOX BELOW:

Latest fact sheet...

 

We can all take a minute to congratulate ourselves on this wonderful community wide effort to attain the funding necessary to begin restoration and to reopen this historic icon. We can savor how, working together, we accomplished this first major step to Save Our Bridge. Please see Campaign Updates column.

 

Plaque Presentation Photos...

 

Ground Breaking Photos...

Ground Breaking Ceremony...

 

Phase 1 - Stabilization Photos...

Stabilization Detail Photos...

 

Phase2 - Restoration Photos...

We also need to recognize and thank a large number of people and organizations for their unwavering support during this stage of the campaign. Please forgive us if we miss anyone:

The New Campaign Slogan Is “Save Our Bridge – You Can Help”

 

With preliminary funding in place, we need to make sure that the project is identified and treated as a priority for the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR). With the “El Nino” winter here there is real urgency to make the necessary repairs and complete restoration work as soon as possible. The bridge, in its weakened condition, could sustain severe damage due to high river water, heavy rains and wind.

 

We, as a community, need to work closely with DPR to monitor the progress of the project and make sure the repairs and restoration work is completed in a timely manner.

What You Can Do

We need you to stay involved and informed.

Check this website frequently for updates, and respond to future “Action Alerts”, as we may need to communicate our positions on issues during the restoration process with State Representatives and DPR.

 

Donate to the Campaign – We still need funds to run the campaign. More importantly we are saving the bulk of donated funds to have the ability to contribute, at the end of the project, should there be any monetary shortfall to complete the restoration.

 

CAMPAIGN UPDATES

 

Governor’s Proposed Budget allocates $3,226,000 to the Bridgeport Bridge Restoration Project for 2017-18

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017, California Governor Edmond G. Brown released the proposed 2017-18 State Budget which included an allocation of $3,226,000 for the construction costs for restoration of the Bridgeport Bridge in Nevada County. Specifically, the funds are being allocated through the Department of Parks and Recreation’s State Building Program Expenditures. This achievement was due to advocacy work by the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee (S.O.B.), the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and District IV Supervisor, Hank Weston.

Learn More...

 

Supervisor Weston, Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee and SYRCL meet with CA Department of Parks & Recreation Director on Bridgeport Bridge Restoration Project

 

Learn More...

 

NEXT BIG GOAL: SECURE FULL FUNDING FOR FINAL CONSTRUCTION

 

Learn More...

 

BRIDGEPORT COVERED BRIDGE REPAIR ON-TRACK DESPITE COST INCREASES

Learn More...

 

RENOVATION OF THE BRIDGE BEGINS!

Learn More...

Photo Credits: Herb Lindberg (banner), Steve Pauly, John Field