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Felton in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Felton Covered Bridge

 
 
State Historic Landmark Plaque #583 image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark Plaque #583
Smaller brass plaque below marker reads, “This property, Felton Covered Bridge, has been placed on the National Register of Historic places by the United States Department of the Interior. Dedicated October 10, 1987 by Monterey Viejo and Mountain Charlie Chapters, E Clampus Vitus.”
Inscription. Built in 1892-93 and believed to be the tallest covered bridge in the country, it stood as the only entry to Felton for 45 years. In 1937 it was retired from active service to become a pedestrian bridge and figured prominently in many films of that period. After suffering damage in the winter storms of 1982, it was restored to its original elegance in 1987 using native materials and local talent.

Originally Registered May 17, 1957.
 
Erected 1987 by State Department of Parks & Recreation in cooperation with Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846 & Mountain Charlie Chapter 1050 of E Clampus Vitus & the County of Santa Cruz. (Marker Number 583.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 3.042′ N, 122° 4.275′ W. Marker is in Felton, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker can be reached from Covered Bridge Road half a mile south of Graham Hill Road. Touch for map. Plaque is located at bridge entrance on west bank of San Lorenzo River in Covered Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Felton CA 95018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cremer House (about 800 feet away, measured
Felton Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
2. Felton Covered Bridge
in a direct line); Historic Lime Kilns (approx. 1.5 miles away); Scott House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Salz Tannery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cowell Lime Works (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lady of the Night (approx. 5.2 miles away); Arthur A. Taylor (approx. 5.2 miles away); Isaac Graham: “Swashbuckling Soldier of Fortune (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Felton.
 
Also see . . .  The Town of Felton. (Submitted on September 9, 2007.)
 
Additional keywords. Covered Bridge
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsLandmarks
 
Felton Covered bridge interior image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
3. Felton Covered bridge interior
Vintage Postcard - Felton Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Ca. Distributed by Don Mar Sales Co., Santa Cruz, Ca
4. Vintage Postcard - Felton Covered Bridge
Description on Postcard: Built in 1892, this old covered bridge spans the sycamore-shaded San Lorenzo River at Felton, California. Although replaced by a concrete bridge in 1938, it still remains as a picturesque link to the romantic past.
Vintage Postcard - Felton Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Santa Cruz County Adv, - Distr. by H.S. Crocker Co.,Inc.-S.F., Ca
5. Vintage Postcard - Felton Covered Bridge
Description on Postcard: This picturesque bridge which spans the San Lorenzo River near Santa Cruz is still open to light traffic.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,335 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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