Bridgeport, Nevada County, California

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Bridgeport
Former settlement
Bridgeport is located in California
Bridgeport
Bridgeport
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°17′30″N 121°11′37″W / 39.29167°N 121.19361°W / 39.29167; -121.19361Coordinates: 39°17′30″N 121°11′37″W / 39.29167°N 121.19361°W / 39.29167; -121.19361
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 581 ft (177 m)

Bridgeport (also: Nyes Landing and Nye's Crossing) is a former settlement in Nevada County, California, 2 mi (3.2 km) from the town of French Corral. Its elevation is 567 ft (173 m) above sea level.[2] It is notable for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, a national and state historic landmark, used as a pedestrian crossing over the South Yuba River.[3]

History[edit]

In 1849, as part of the California Gold Rush, brothers Urias and Manual Nye built a trading post on the site.[4]

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