Don’t miss this unique event to support our local State Parks. Join Sierra Gold Parks Foundation (SGPF) on Saturday, October 7th, 5-8pm, Dinner 5:30-7pm, for an evening of food, music and celebration at the historic Bridgeport covered bridge located at the South Yuba River State Park.
Constructed in 1862, the Bridgeport covered bridge is the longest single-span covered wooden bridge in the world. It is listed as a California Historical Landmark, an entry in the National Register of Historic Places, and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Closed in 2011 due to safety concerns, and after an extensive and careful restoration effort, this landmark was finally reopened to the public on Nov. 4, 2021 for generations of visitors to continue to enjoy. Today, it is one of the most visited landmarks in Nevada County.
Guests will be treated to a mouth-watering three-course farm-to-table dinner prepared by Chef Antonio Ayestaran complimented by local wines and beers, plus live music, all on the historic bridge.
Own a piece of history. For $35 purchase one of the shakes removed from the bridge as part of the restoration, with the event and date engraved on a small plaque.
Proceeds from this event will go towards park-related educational activities, as well as help preserve their natural and cultural resources, including the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Bridgeport covered bridge and nearby historic barn. Additional donations will be gratefully appreciated.