California Powder Works covered bridge

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The California Powder Works covered bridge across the San Lorenzo River is the last county covered bridge that still allows vehicle traffic, and is now a national monument. Built in 1872 from a kit supplied by the Pacific Bridge Company in Alameda, the wooden-truss-frame single-span bridge replaced an earlier bridge that had washed away in winter storms. The 1874 Soquel Avenue covered bridge was of similar construction, as was the uncovered main span of the 1875-76 SCR San Lorenzo River trestle.