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Bridgeport Covered Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Bridges, TransportationEra: 1860-1869DateCreated: 1862Yuba RiverPenn ValleyState: CAZip: 95946Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Bridgeport-Covered-Bridge/Creator: Virginia City Turnpike Company, Burr, Theodore

A product of the Northern California Gold Rush, the Bridgeport Covered Bridge is believed to be the longest, single-span, wooden covered bridge in the United States. Crossing the south fork of the Yuba River at a span of 233 feet, the bridge was built by the Virginia City Turnpike Company as part of a 14-mile toll road authorized by the California state legislature. The toll road was an essential link connecting Virginia City, Nevada, and the silver-producing Comstock Lode with the centers of California commerce.

YearAdded:
1970
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Rick Cooper (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: The Bridgeport Covered Bridge, one of the longest covered bridges in the nationEra_date_from: 1862
Blenheim Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1850-1859DateCreated: 1855Schoharie Creek (No longer)GilboaState: NYZip: 12076Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/Blenheim-Bridge/Creator: Powers, Nichols Montgomery , Blenheim Bridge Company

Nicholas Montgomery Powers built the bridge. It was first constructed behind the village, then taken apart and reassembled over the stream. Some residents questioned the idea of re-constructing it, but Powers was so confident of the bridge's durability that he sat on the roof when the final trestles supporting it were removed. From his perch he reportedly said: "If the bridge goes down, I never want to see the sun rise again!"

YearAdded:
1983
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: The view entering the Blenheim Bridge, before it was destroyed.Era_date_from: 1855
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