Redwood Village Covered Bridge - Aptos, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 36° 58.541 W 121° 53.200
10S E 599093 N 4092753
This covered bridge spans Valencia Creek and connects the Redwood Village shopping area to Soquel Drive.
Waymark Code: WMB2F5
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 03/26/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

This covered bridge crosses a branch of Valencia Creek, but is only for pedestrians now. The under-structure looks rickety. Over the opening onto Soquel Drive, it says Redwood Village and has the address 9099. A large redwood tree sits at the center of the entry. Coordinates are at this south opening. On the other side is a small, quaint shopping center with a deli and several holistic health offices, known as Redwood Village.

The California Covered Bridges List lists the length as 88 feet, classifies it as a stringer type and references its number as 05-44-B.

The Covered Bridges of California website has an incorrect latitude listed, but says:

The award for best kept covered bridge secret goes to the village of Aptos. Built in 1974, the 100-foot Aptos Creek Covered Bridge originally was not covered. Situated on Soquel Drive at the entrance to Redwood Village, an early 1900s motor-court, the bridge was “capped” to add charm to the village. Originally open to traffic, the bridge has been used for antique shows and even an occasional wedding. Aptos is located seven-miles south of Santa Cruz.

Current Condition of Bridge: fair, pedestrians only

Web Address: [Web Link]

Description of Covered Bridge:
Wooden flooring, open sides with only metal fencing for pedestrians

Year Built: 1974

Parking (If not at the bridge):: Parking is available in the Redwood Villages shopping area.

Location (Road - City - State - Country): 9099 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA, USA

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