Knights Ferry in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Knight's Ferry Bridge
National Historic Landmark
has been designated a
This property possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
Knight’s Ferry Bridge is an exceptionally fine
display of 19th-century covered bridge
construction and an outstanding example of
a timber Howe Truss, one of the most significant
American timber truss types.
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Erected 2012 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists.
Location. 37° 49.215′ N, 120° 39.851′ W. Marker is in Knights Ferry, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker can be reached from Covered Bridge Road east of Sonora Road (Main Street)Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17968 Covered Bridge Road, Oakdale CA 95361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knights Ferry Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Tulloch’s Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus (approx. ¼ mile away); Knights Ferry No. 2 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knights Ferry - The Store (approx. 0.4 miles away); Buena Vista (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miller's Saloon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Knight's Ferry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knights Ferry.
Also see . . .
1. The Knights Ferry Bridge. In early 1857 the first bridge spanning the Stanislaus River in Knights Ferry became functional. Spring flooding destroyed the original Knights Ferry Bridge in 1862. The present day covered bridge, built in 1863, spans 330 feet and is the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi. As successful as the building of the new bridge was, however, Knights Ferry’s prosperity that was seen during the gold rush began to fade, as commercial roots began to move closer to Oakdale and Modesto. (Submitted on March 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Howe Truss(Submitted on March 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.