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“Save Our Bridge” Committee Launches Letter Campaign

A Committee formed to launch a letter writing campaign to Save the Bridgeport Covered Bridge is hoping local residents will take the time to send a letter to their elected representatives.  David Anderson is President of the South Yuba River State Park Association and says funding for repairs to the bridge are included in the Governor’s proposed budget.  The task now is to make sure the project remains funded.
click here to listen to David Anderson

State Parks closed the bridge in 2011 after engineers found severe structural problems and  estimate it will cost over $1 million to restore. Anderson says the bridge  was built in 1852 and is an important Gold Rush era toll bridge .
click here to listen to David Anderson

The Bridgeport covered bridge is a State and National Landmark, considered the longest single span wooden bridge in the world .  The South Yuba River State Park attracts up to 890-thousand annual visitors and is considered a significant driver of the local tourism economy.  A copy of the letter to send to elected officials is posted on the website www.southyubariverstateparkassociation.org.

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