There are many historic points of interest throughout Nevada County and the Bridgeport covered bridge is one of the most remarkable.
Built in 1862 by David Wood, this beautiful engineering marvel is 229 feet long, making it the longest single-span wooden covered bridge in existence!
The bridge and barn are 150 years old this spring and its Sesquicentennial Birthday celebration will take place April 27-29. To add to the festivities, Mother Nature willing, the annual display of wildflowers will make the party a sight to behold.
The Buttermilk Bend trail is an easy 2 mile hike with the added bonus of spectacular views of our beloved South Yuba River. Take a Docent guided wild flower walk – they start at 11am and last about 2 hours and are available every weekend starting now through May 13.
For more information call, 530-432-2546 or go to the South Yuba State Park website at: www.southyubariverstatepark.org. Don’t forget to bring your camera!