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Author Topic: 132-year-old covered bridge, the last of its kind, destroyed by wildfire  (Read 784 times)

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https://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/honey-run-covered-bridge-destroyed-chico-fire-13379409.php

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An iconic Butte County bridge that connected Chico to Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire. It is thought to be the last surviving structure a three-span Pratt-style truss bridge of its kind in the United States.

The Honey Run Covered Bridge was built in 1886 as a crossing for Butte Creek. In 1988, the structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

This is the Camp Fire which has basically destroyed the town of Paradise - at this writing over 6,000 homes have been lost.
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Re: 132-year-old covered bridge, the last of its kind, destroyed by wildfire
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 12:31:51 AM »

https://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/honey-run-covered-bridge-destroyed-chico-fire-13379409.php

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An iconic Butte County bridge that connected Chico to Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire. It is thought to be the last surviving structure a three-span Pratt-style truss bridge of its kind in the United States.

The Honey Run Covered Bridge was built in 1886 as a crossing for Butte Creek. In 1988, the structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

This is the Camp Fire which has basically destroyed the town of Paradise - at this writing over 6,000 homes have been lost.

Might be able to salvage some parts of that bridge for a monument or a possible rebuild, shame to see it burn along with the town.
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Re: 132-year-old covered bridge, the last of its kind, destroyed by wildfire
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 11:26:30 AM »

Oh man.
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