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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #151 on: October 27, 2020, 01:36:32 AM »

Had a look at the 1856 Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge which used to span the Middle Fork Feather River before it was moved in 1966 during the creation of Lake Oroville.  Bidwell Bar Bridge was apparently opened to vehicle traffic until the mid-1950s before it was taken out of service.  I'm fairly certain this was first suspension bridge in California and is it kind of amazing to me that it survived the floods in the 1860s.  Now it's sitting about Lake Oroville at Bidwill Canyon Marina:

IMG_0702 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

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IMG_0707 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

Suffice to say the replacement Bidwell Bridge on CA 162 is quite the looker:

IMG_0677 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

IMG_0610 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

I guess since they moved the bridge, they probably didn’t make new anchorages, hence the supports at the bottom. Should be cool to see it fre-standing, as it did whilst it was in its original place.
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Re: Abandoned bridge finds
« Reply #152 on: October 27, 2020, 08:15:50 AM »


My assumption was that it probably way cheaper to stabilize the structure that way than to build new anchorages. 


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