Bridgeport Covered Bridge Rehabilitation & Restoration
RECAP: September 2021
Submitted by John Field
ROOFING – THE FINAL PHASE
On September 20, 2021- M3 Integrated Services arrived on site to commence the roofing portion of the Restoration and
Rehabilitation of the (soon to be) Covered Bridge. The finished Shake Roof Assembly will consist of five (5) layers. From
the bottom: 1- Flat Sawn Cedar Shakes, 2- Grace Ice & Water Shield Underlay, 3- 72# Felts, 4- 'Cedar Breather' Ventilated
Underlayment, 5- Class B Treated Cedar Shakes.
When completed, the Bridgeport Covered Bridge will once again be “whole”. Completion is anticipated to be by the end
of October, 2021 barring any unexpected weather and delay in materials being delivered.
This recap is a mere abbreviation of the work and complexities involved. For comprehensive detail, you can view
the installation process in assorted Photo and Video formats on this website by clicking on the Ongoing Progress
Photos and Videos button directly below this text. We will combine the entire roofing project from September
and October to allow you to follow the continuity without interruption. Once completed, the usual YouTube recap
and Slideshow presentations will be available.
Month 28 Completed.
The many photos and videos available will give you a complete tour of the process including Monthly YouTube
recap presentations created as a compilation (by Herb Lindberg) of the ongoing photos and videos.
Also, Monthly Slide Shows compiled from all the monthly progress photos and videos are available.
Below, you will see various buttons to click on to access your choice of monthly YouTube Recaps, monthly
Slide Shows, and separate monthly Folders including activities dating back to June of 2019. Also, photos and
videos of the current month’s activities are shown below the monthly folders. Comments and descriptions
accompany the photos and videos as usual.
Be Safe and Stay Well...
Ongoing Progress Photos/Videos...
Monthly Progress Slideshows...
YouTube Monthly Recap Videos...
To see the August 2021, part 1, bridge progress video, click on the image below.
To see the August 2021, part 2, bridge progress video, click on the image below.
To see additional information regarding the bridge restoration project, click the link below.
More Bridge Restoration Information...
Tucked away in scenic and historic Nevada County
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.
Come discover the many faces of the South Yuba River.
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.
Save Our Bridge
The Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Longest, Single Span, Wooden, Covered Bridge left on earth was performed by this talented group of Bridgewrights, Timber Framers, Carpenters.
Pictured from the left:
Luis Jesus Trejo Olvera, Jeff Purcell, Drew McGuire, Stephen Kemmett, Kaipo Covert, Manuel Leyva, Braulio De La Torre, Will Truax (kneeling), Tim Brennen, Tim Andrews, Joseph (Buddy) Covert, Edgar A. Arce, Adrian Miranda, Tim Wells.
Jack Via, Issac McCoy, Chris Kohen.