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Bridgeport, Nevada County, California facts for kids

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Former settlement
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation 581 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.

It is notable for the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, a national and state historic landmark, used as a pedestrian crossing over the South Yuba River. The South Yuba River State Park is adjacent.


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

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