Felton Covered Bridge

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Felton Covered Bridge
Felton, California covered bridge.jpg
Official name: Felton Covered Bridge
Named for: Felton, California
Country United States
State California
County Santa Cruz
Municipality Felton
Crosses San Lorenzo River
Location Covered Bridge Road
 - elevation 286 ft (87 m)
 - coordinates 37°03′03″N 122°04′15″W / 37.05083°N 122.07083°W / 37.05083; -122.07083Coordinates: 37°03′03″N 122°04′15″W / 37.05083°N 122.07083°W / 37.05083; -122.07083
Architect Pratt Warren
Design Brown truss
Material Wood
Built 1892
 - Restored 1987
Owned and Maintained by Santa Cruz County
For public yes
vehicle, pedestrian yes
Felton Covered Bridge is located in California
Felton Covered Bridge
Location of the Felton Covered Bridge in California
Felton Covered Bridge
NRHP reference # 73000451[1]
CHISL # 583[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 19, 1973
Designated CHISL 1957

The Felton Covered Bridge is a covered bridge over the San Lorenzo River in Felton, Santa Cruz County in the U.S. state of California. Built in 1892, the bridge employs a Brown truss structural system and is approximately 80 feet long. The bridge became a California Historical Landmark in 1957, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and had a major restoration in 1987 after being damaged in storms in the winter of 1982.

Park with covered bridge in the background

It is considered to be the tallest covered bridge in the United States, and was the main entry point for Felton for 45 years.[3]

The bridge is no longer used on the roadway, but is accessible to pedestrians visiting the Felton Covered Bridge Park.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Felton Covered Bridge". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  3. ^ California State Historical Resources Commission. "Felton Covered Bridge Historical Marker". 

External links[edit]

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