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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.
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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.
 
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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.

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To see the August 2021, part 2, bridge progress video, click on the image 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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The Crew

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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.

 

Not pictured:

Jack Via, Issac McCoy, Chris Kohen.

 

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Current Events
The Bridgeport Covered Bridge Structural Construction is Completed Roof Shakes remain as the only unfinished item

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With the structural work on the bridge now completed, a century-old tradition referred to as “Topping Out” with a “Wetting Bush” is to celebrate completion of the timber structure by attaching a softwood bough to the rafter top and baptize the same with rum. One of the more well-known timber traditions involves nailing a bough or small evergreen tree to the highest point of the timber frame.
The ritual serves two purposes:

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THE SAVE OUR BRIDGE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND SIERRA GOLD PARKS FOUNDATION SPONSOR NEVADA COUNTY SCHOOLS STUDENT ARTS COMPETITION.

 

The Save our Bridge Campaign Committee and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation are pleased to sponsor this year’s Nevada County Schools’ Student art competition. The subject of the competition is “Flowing Through History -The Bridgeport Bridge Restoration Project”. This partnership with the Nevada County Schools Superintendent’s Office is a great opportunity for students throughout Nevada County to learn about the restoration of the iconic Bridge at Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park and the significance this Bridge has in the history of California and Nevada County.

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

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JOIN US FOR SPRING BIRD WALKS AT SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK

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GEOLOGY WALKS
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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2020 WILDFLOWER WALKS
For more information contact South Yuba River State Park at (530) 432-2546.

 

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