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History on display at Bridgeport Fall Festival

South Yuba River State Park docent Don Denton gives a tour of the restored 1862 Bridgeport Covered Bridge barn that used to cater to thousands of travelers in the 1860s, during Sunday's Bridgeport Fall Festival. "This was the I-80 of the area," Denton said to the crowd while showing off the many rare wagons of that era being stored in the barn.
Elias Funez/efunez@theunion.com

The sun was shining, the weather was perfect and the annual Bridgeport Fall Festival went off once again without a hitch.

Docents led tours of the historic barn, cemetery and covered bridge, while depicting tales of frontier settlers like the Kneebones, who once ran the ranch where the covered bridge sits, and of highwaymen like Black Bart, who once crossed through here.

Elsewhere, folks perused through the many different craft and food booths and listened to the eclectic collection of fun folksy tunes offered by The Buffalo Gals and Chips.

The historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge, which is the longest single span covered bridge in the world, is slated to be re-opened to foot traffic after the restoration is completed in 2019.

To contact Multimedia Reporter Elias Funez, email efunez@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.

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