BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Three years after it was destroyed in the Camp Fire, the community continues to rebuild the iconic Honey Run Covered Bridge.
The Honey Run Covered Bridge Association received a special donation to help with the rebuilding efforts.
The California State Sheriff's Association donated $6,500 to help rebuild the iconic Honey Run Covered Bridge.
"Today I had the honor to come out here with Carmen Green, who is the executive director for the California State Sheriff's Association, and present to the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association a check for $6,500,” said Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea.
Robert Catalano and Walt Schafer, who are the President and Vice President of the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association, were asked how it made them feel about receiving the grant.
"Well we are very grateful to Sheriff Honea and the California State Sheriffs Association, it was very kind, we are thrilled," Catalano and Schafer said.
"It was money raised when the California State Sheriffs Association hosted its annual conference in Butte County, when I told the story the sheriffs and other attendees of the conference were inspired to help raise money,” Honea said.
So far the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association has been able to raise $1.2 million to complete phase 1 of the rebuild but there is still money needed to finish phases 2 and 3.
"The Honey Run Covered Bridge has been such an important part of our community when it was lost it was tough, so to be able to provide some funds towards the reconstruction makes me feel good its also amazing other sheriffs in California came together to help us out," Honea said.
The goal is to have the bridge finished by the summer of 2023 but there is still $1.7 million needed to complete it.
Phase 1 completed the foundation and columns and phase 2 will include the floor trusses. Phase 3 will be the siding and roofing.