Honey Run Covered Bridge, Chico

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Honey Run Covered Bridge is a wooden covered bridge crossing Butte Creek, in Butte County, northern California.It is located on Honey Run Road at Centerville Road, about halfway in between Chico and Paradise.HistoryThe wooden Honey Run Bridge was originally built in 1886 by the American Bridge & Building Company of San Francisco, and was opened to the public on January 3. 1887. Construction at the site was supervised by George Miller, Butte County Superintendent of Roads and Bridges.The bridge was open to vehicular traffic until a truck crashed into the eastern span and damaged it in 1965 thus making the bridge virtually impassable. A new steel bridge was built upstream for vehicular traffic.The covered bridge is now used as a pedestrian footbridge, protected within Honey Run Covered Bridge County Park. Local residents raised funds and rebuilt the eastern span and from the ruins and the bridge re-opened in 1972.It is the last remaining example of a Pratt-style three span covered bridge in the United States.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
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  • I caught the Honey Run Covered Bridge when the afternoon light was ideal for shooting photographs. It was a real beauty.  more »
  • Was good for viewing, photographing, or painting a covered bridge. Has 5 picnic tables around the entrance and public restroom facilities. The bridge appears to be in good condition; However, the sout...  more »
  • Took me a while to find the place but once you do, it makes you smile. Not a long drive out of chico, which is good, because there isn't a lot for you to do once you are here after you've enjoyed the ...  more »
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  • Simply stunning. Honestly one on of the beautiful bridges I have ever seen in my life. The Christmas tree made for heartwarming touch. My son was excited and enjoyed our time there immensely. Can't wait to bring friends and have a picnic or something.
  • My family and I go to the bridge every time we visit Paradise. We love it. Great to take the whole family!
  • It was a nice little Park. Well kept and inviting to go to. I really enjoyed the bridge.
  • Cool historic covered bridge. There are picnic benches, bathrooms and access to the water.
  • Very pretty. Got some great shots of photography. I can't wait until the crystal clear water is warm enough to swim in.
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