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Bridgeport Covered Bridge Restoration Begins

The renovation of the Bridgeport covered bridge was kicked off with an official groundbreaking ceremony today. Save Our Bridge campaign committee Chair Doug Moon says there were many trips to Sacramento to convince the Budget committee to fund to project, including Supervisor Hank Weston who’s fourth district includes Bridgeport.

CLick here to listen to Doug Moon

Weston says the Save Our Bridge campaign now has a revised slogan….It’s “Save Our Bridge…Get it Done.

Click here to listen to Hank Weston

Supervisor Board Chair Nate Beason said this was truly a group effort and he thanks everyone who put something into efforts to save the Bridge.

Click here to listen to Nate Beason

South Yuba River Citizens League Executive Director Caleb Dardick was proud of the community for their efforts.

Click here to listen to Caleb Dardick

Dardick also wanted to thank Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature for listening to the Save the Bridge committee and he thanked the community for it’s relentless campaign.*

Click here to listen to Caleb Dardick

There will be three months of work in phase one that will stabilize the 150 year old bridge. Restoration will be a bit more painstaking and the hope is that in a few years the community will be back for the ribbon cutting of the fully restored bridge. The entire project is 1.5 million

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