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Knights Ferry celebrates historic bridge, remembers the civil war

Published March 12, 2014
The Knights Ferry covered bridge is a scenic focal point at Stanislaus River Parks.

The Knights Ferry covered bridge is a scenic focal point at Stanislaus River Parks.

Stanislaus River Parks is the site of an annual Civil War buffs re-enactment.

Stanislaus River Parks is the site of an annual Civil War buffs re-enactment.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – History buffs are invited to gather in the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers park in Knights Ferry, Calif., for a double-header event March 22 to celebrate the historic significance of the 330-foot-long covered bridge and also enjoy a civil war re-enactment.

Knights Ferry Bridge, built in 1863 and recognized as the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi River, was been named a National Historic Landmark and the plaque commemorating that status will be unveiled at 12:15 p.m. before the first skirmish of the weekend’s Civil War event.

“We are pleased to be custodians of this beautiful bridge and invite everyone to come share our excitement,” said Duane Johnson, Stanislaus River Parks park manager. “And with a live Civil War event on the same day – we’ll certainly celebrate with a bang!”

Both events are free to the public. For further information concerning the events, contact the park office at 209-881-3517.

Contact
Robert Kidd
916-557-5100
robert.d.kidd@usace.army.mil

Release no. 14-010