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Felton Covered Bridge Park, Felton

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The Felton Covered Bridge is a covered bridge over the San Lorenzo River in Felton, Santa Cruz County in the U.S. state of California. Built in 1892, the bridge employs a brown truss structural system and is approximately 80 feet long. The bridge became a California Historical Landmark in 1957, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and had a major restoration in 1987 after being damaged in storms in the winter of 1982.It is considered to be the tallest covered bridge in the United States, and was the main entry point for Felton for 45 years.The bridge is no longer used on the roadway, but is accessible to pedestrians visiting the Felton Covered Bridge Park.
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  • Small city park with a lovely old covered bridge. If you go over the bridge and turn left taking the road a short distance, you arrive at an area where horses are boarded. It a great place to walk aro...  more »
  • My wife and I always joke about her making me watch bridges of Madison county. That is exactly what this bridge is like  more »
  • We found the park by first seeing the street sign for "covered bridge road." My wife and an affinity for bridges and especially the covered ones. When we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted by...  more »
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  • The Felton Covered Bridge (San Lorenzo river) is rich in history and recently restored. In front of the bridge is a park for picnics and a children's playground. No BBQ. Dogs must be on a leash, but there's even a volleyball court. There is a co-op horse boarding facility behind the bridge that is privately run by a local couple who are knowledgeable about horses and strictly enforce the few posted rules in order to protect horses and their owners from the occasional problems that visitors can cause. A great way to enjoy if you're new to horses. Bonus: The Bigfoot Museum and Henry Cowell Park is right down the road on Hwy 9.
  • Cool bridge I really historical places easy to get to quick tour is all we did information located on sidewalk in parking lot...go there first before you go to the bridge.
  • Great local historical bridge. Made a quick stop after the railroad. Great photo ops.
  • Special little spot to check out if you're headed down towards Santa Cruz!! A lovely little surprise it was finding this place. There's a health food store, coffee shop, kids park, & equestrian place of some sort (didn't check that out) all steps away from the Felton Covered Bridge.
  • Sketchy park where the locals smoke cigarettes, have off leash unsocialized animals, and treat you like your an outsider. I came here on a Thursday morning at 9am with my two your old daughter. There were a number of people lurking in the shadows, we used the porta-potties which were dirty as expected (and smelled heavily of cigarettes), and unfortunately lacking toilet paper. The park was nice, but couldn't help but feel a little on edge due to the odd people lurking in the shadows. Decided to take a walk over the covered bridge, a walking only bridge which was rather impressive. I came out on the other side to what looked like a walking dirt road. To my surprise it looked like there were stables near by! Unfortunately as I approached I was scolded by a woman for letting my daughter walk on the middle of what was apparently a public dirt road. She was abrasive and grumpy. In hind sight she was right, however it was unclear that we were walking on a gravel path that would be used by road vehicles. Would have loved to check out the stables, but after being scolded and seeing the junk yard of a parking lot I didn't feel welcome. I won't be back.

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