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Near Castella in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Sims Bridge: A CCC First

 
 
Sims Bridge: A CCC First Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
1. Sims Bridge: A CCC First Marker
Caption: In 1975 Sims Bridge was dedicated to E. Raymond Huber and the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps for their conscientious and untiring work for the Forest Service. (lower right).
Inscription. It took a bit of grit and determination for the Forest Service and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew to build this sturdy bridge...

Raymond Huber, who supervised the project remembers... “I was given a pickup and a plan of a 160-foot suspension bridge... and no real book of regulations... Well, we made our regulations as we went along. We finally worried our way through a completed bridge in September 1933.”

Sims Bridge was renowned as the first major construction project completed by any of the CCC programs throughout the United States. Its initial purpose was to provide access to the east side of the Sacramento River for fire protection.

Feel free to take a stroll. After 41 years of continuous use (1933-1974), Sims Bridge is still safe to walk on and retains its camber and eloquence. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 41° 3.796′ N, 122° 21.583′ W. Marker is near Castella, California, in Shasta County. Marker is on Sims Road. Click for map. The marker is located in the Sims Flat Forest Service campground at the east end on Sims Road, Exit 721 off Interstate 5. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26980 Sims Road, Castella CA 96017, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Sims Bridge: A CCC First Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
2. Sims Bridge: A CCC First Marker
The marker is on the left.
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. CCC Camp (1934-1939) (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Sawmill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water Tank (approx. ľ mile away); Southern Hotel and Stage Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle Rock (approx. 6.2 miles away); Stone Turnpike Memorial Freeway (approx. 10.3 miles away); Klub Klondike (approx. 10.9 miles away); Dunsmuir World War Memorial (approx. 11.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Castella.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsCharity & Public Work
 
Sims Bridge dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
3. Sims Bridge dedication plaque
In Recognition of
E. Raymond Huber and
The Men of the Civilian
Conservation Corps


For their conscientious & untiring work for the Forest Service

This suspension bridge, built in 1933 was the first major construction project completed in the U.S, by CCC crews of the 1930ís. It is also the first project supervised by Mr. Huber, who later became a Regional Engineer. The Forest Service will retain the bridge for itís (sic) historical interest and use by pedestrians...
Sims Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 19, 2013
4. Sims Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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