One of the best views along the Parkway in Northwestern North Carolina is the Mount Jefferson viewpoint near milepost 267. Looking northwards from the overlook, a panoramic view of Mt. Jefferson (Elev. 4550') and the surrounding area awaits. Mt. Jefferson was originally called Negro Mountain because of runaway slaves that hid within the mountain's caves while fleeing north. The mountain was renamed Mt. Jefferson after the nearby town (which is named after Thomas Jefferson) when Mt. Jefferson State Park was formed in 1956. It is now known as Mount Jefferson State Natural Area.
The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is a historic crossing of the South Fork Yuba River located in Nevada County, California near Nevada City. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge opened as a tolled crossing during 1862 as part of the larger Henness Pass Road. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge closed to vehicle traffic during 1972 and was recently restored during 2021. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge is historically California's longest covered span is thought to likely be the longest such structure surviving in the world. Featured as the blog cover is the Bridgeport Covered Bridge during 1950 when it was an active part of Pleasant Valley Road. The history of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge The history of Bridgeport Covered Bridge was featured in the September 1950 California Highways & Public Works . Bridgeport Covered Bridge was constructed during 1862 over the South Fork Yuba River. The Bridgeport Covered Bridge served as part of the Virginia Turnpike Company maintained Henness Pass Roa