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Bridgeport Covered Bridge to be Fenced Off

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Bridgeport, CA, October 17, 2011 - The Bridgeport covered bridge will no longer be accessible to pedestrians as of Friday, October 21, according to California State Parks officials.

The western Nevada County spann, one of 10 remaining covered bridges in California, has structural problems that will lead to its closure.

The 233-foot bridge, originally built in 1862, is the longest single-span covered bridge in the world, according to the California State Parks. It uses a Howe truss with an arch to cross the South Fork of the Yuba River.

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[Thank you Brian McKee - Ed.]

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