Bridgeport, Nevada County, California

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Bridgeport
Former settlement
Bridgeport Covered Bridge, a well-known local landmark
Bridgeport Covered Bridge, a well-known local landmark
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
CountyNevada County
Elevation581 ft (177 m)

Bridgeport (also: Nyes Landing and Nye's Crossing) is a former settlement on the Yuba River 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] The South Yuba River State Park is adjacent.

History[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bridgeport, Nevada County, California
  2. ^ "NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA". calsign.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  3. ^ "California Historical Landmarks in Nevada County". noehill.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 454. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.