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Knights Ferry Covered Bridge 05-50-01

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Oblique view

Photo taken Feb. 2002 by Larry Matthews

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Knight's Ferry Bridge was built in 1863-64 to replace an 1857 uncovered wooden truss that was destroyed in a flood. This was an important crossing on the heavily traveled Stockton-Sonora Road during the California Gold Rush. The Knight's Ferry Bridge is the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Four-span covered bridge over Stanislaus River at Knights Ferry
Location
Stanislaus County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built May 1864; closed to traffic June 1981; rehabilitated 1989
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 330.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 2012
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.81876, -120.66442   (decimal degrees)
37°49'08" N, 120°39'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/705575/4188276 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Knights Ferry
Inventory numbers
WGCB 05-50-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 12001014 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
HAER CA-314
BH 11646 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • November 26, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • October 25, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • January 31, 2010: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • November 6, 2006: Posted photos from Larry Matthews

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