Knights Ferry Covered Bridge 05-50-01
Photo taken Feb. 2002 by Larry Matthews
BH Photo #101324
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
- Four-span covered bridge over Stanislaus River at Knights Ferry
- Knights Ferry, Stanislaus County, California
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built May 1864; closed to traffic June 1981; rehabilitated 1989
- Covered Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 129.0 ft.
Total length: 330.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 2012
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.81938, -120.66357 (decimal degrees)
37°49'10" N, 120°39'49" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/705648/4188346 (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)
BH 11646 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 22, 2020: Updated by Nick Boppel: Fix map marker
- April 12, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
- 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