“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Bridges & Viaducts Historical Markers

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Union Siege Battery No. 16 Marker (Side 2) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, January 14, 2017
Union Siege Battery No. 16 Marker (Side 2)
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16
Side 1 The main Union siege line during the Battle of Spanish Fort ran along this ridge. Brig. Gen. Eugene Carr's Division occupied the right flank of the Union line between here and Minette Bay. Carr's men initially faced Confederate . . . — Map (db m100857) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Blue Springs — Pea River Electric Membership Corporation
The Pea River Electric Membership Corporation was energized on this site on June 8, 1939. This rural electric cooperative was organized under an executive order signed by President F. D. Roosevelt on May 11, 1935. Rural members of Barbour, Dale . . . — Map (db m71804) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Louisville — The Battles of Hobdy's Bridge and Pea River — Creek Heritage Trail —
The battles of Hobdy's Bridge and Pea River were the result of the desperate attempt of Creeks to avoid removal to the West by fleeing to Florida along trails bordering the Pea and Conecuh Rivers. The battles marked the last large-scale . . . — Map (db m111627) HM
Alabama (Cherokee County), Centre — Pathkiller - Childers - Garrett Ferry
Cherokee Chief Pathkiller owned a ferry across the Coosa River at this location in the early 1820's. His home was a short distance on the east side of the river. Upon Pathkiller's death in 1827, John Ride, a prominent Cherokee gained a majority . . . — Map (db m114281) HM
Alabama (Colbert County), Sheffield — Old Railroad Bridge
In 1832, the Alabama legislature authorized the Florence Bridge Company to construct this bridge across the Tennessee River. In 1840, it opened as a toll bridge. Twice damaged by storms, it was reopened in 1858 as a double-decked bridge by the . . . — Map (db m40596) HM
Alabama (Cullman County), Cullman — Alabama's Physical Diversity
Alabama is a very geological diverse state. The vast natural resources and biodiversity of Alabama can greatly be attributed to its geological history.

Clarkson Bridge is located in the physiographic region called the Cumberland Plateau, . . . — Map (db m106097) HM

Alabama (Cullman County), Cullman — Clarkson Covered BridgeSometimes Called Legg Bridge
This 270 foot bridge was constructed in 1904, destroyed by a flood in 1921 and rebuilt the following year. The only remaining covered bridge in Cullman County, it was restored by the Cullman County Commission in 1975 as an American Revolution . . . — Map (db m33833) HM
Alabama (Dale County), Ariton — Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921 / Grist Mill - Indian Battle - Recreation
(Front):Veterans Memorial Bridge - 1921This reinforced concrete river bridge, thought to be the first in Alabama. Was erected over Pea River in 1920-21 at a cost of $92,108.97. It was dedicated on August 3, 1921 as a memorial to the 57 men . . . — Map (db m36511) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Edmund Pettus BridgeNational Historic Landmark
Edmund Pettus Bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance for its association with "Bloody Sunday," a seminal event in the Civil Rights Movement. Here, on March 7, 1965, . . . — Map (db m82037) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Highlights of Selma History / William Rufus DeVane King 1786-1853
[Side A:] Highlights of Selma History Dallas County was created by Territorial Legislature Feb. 9, 1818. Selma Land Company formed Mar. 19, 1819 by George Phillips, William Rufus King, Jesse Beene, Gilbert Shearer and Caleb Tate. . . . — Map (db m37679) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Site of Selma-Dallas County’s 1st Bridge 1884-1940
Toll Fees (Until 1900) 5¢ Pedestrians 10¢ Peddlers, Horseman 25¢ 1 Horse Buggy 50¢ 2 Horse Buggy 75¢ 4 Horse Buggy Camelback type High Truss Bridge 1- 228’ Swing Span 2- 200’ Fixed Spans 1- 265’ Approach Built by . . . — Map (db m37670) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka Historical Marker
(obverse) The land area which now comprises the City of Wetumpka was inhabited by various Indian cultures prior to the inward migration of the white man at the turn of the 19th century. The largest Indian village near here was located on . . . — Map (db m67936) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — Wetumpka's Bridges
(side 1) In 1834, the Wetumpka Toll Bridge Co. built the first of four bridges spanning the Coosa River at this site. It was destroyed in a flood in 1844. A second toll bridge was completed the same year by John Godwin whose slave, . . . — Map (db m69449) HM
Alabama (Henry County), Shorterville — Chattahoochee River Crossing
First settler crossings were made here prior to 1817 on a log ferry operated by Robert Irwin. First bridge built by Prescott and Bemis and destroyed by flood of 1855. Second wooden covered bridge was completed in 1869 by ex-slave Horace King. Third . . . — Map (db m71843) HM
Alabama (Jackson County), Bridgeport — Bridgeport
Vital Memphis-Charleston Railroad, "backbone of Confederacy", spanned Tennessee River here. Bridge burned several times, 1862-3. Gen. Mitchell (US), occupying Huntsville after Battle of Shiloh, seized Bridgeport in April 1862 and held it . . . — Map (db m83788) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — The Rainbow ViaductDedicated to the Brave Men of the 167th Infantry who fought to Preserve Our Freedom
On May 10, 1919, soon after its completion, this 21st Street Viaduct was named the Rainbow Viaduct in tribute to Alabama's famous 167th Infantry of the Rainbow Division, renowned for Bravery and Honor. The 167th was the Nation's only regiment in . . . — Map (db m83860) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), Hoover — Ross Bridge
In 1858 James Taylor Ross, a Scotchman, migrated to the South, acquired land and homesteaded in what is now Shades Valley. He provided land for the construction of a railway, including a bridge spanning Ross Creek. After the Ross family moved . . . — Map (db m27302) HM
Alabama (Jefferson County), McCalla — Tapawingo Bridge 1902
This iron truss bridge was used by thousands of Birmingham area residents in the early 1900s while visiting Tapawingo Springs, once a popular swimming spot and tourist location in northeast Jefferson County. The bridge was originally located . . . — Map (db m107514) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Ezra Lee CulverCity of Florence Walk of Honor
With a fourth grade education, Ezra Culver employed his own innovative concrete process in major 20th century projects. His construction experience included work on Yankee Stadium, Lincoln Tunnel and the Florida Keys bridges. — Map (db m29269) HM
Alabama (Lauderdale County), Rogersville — Wheeler Dam • Wheeler Reservoir/Locks1936
Wheeler Dam Wheeler Dam is located south of here on the Tennessee River, between Lauderdale County on the north and Lawrence County on the south. It is located 275 miles above the mouth of the Tennessee River at Paducah, Ky. on the Ohio River. . . . — Map (db m105132) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Chewacla State Park(CCC)
Side 1 Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal (1933-1942), the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was established to provide work for single young men. The CCC's Company 4448, Camp Alabama SP-12, began work in September 1935 to . . . — Map (db m85164) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — Salem Shotwell Covered Bridge
obverse This is the last surviving covered bridge in Lee County. It was constructed about 1900 by Otto Puls over Wacoochee Creek in the Town's lattice truss design. Materials used in the 75 foot long bridge included longleaf heart pine, . . . — Map (db m85337) HM
Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — C.B. "Bill" Miller Bridge
C.B. "Bill" Miller, of Miller and Miller, Inc., had a positive impact in all areas of the transportation industry across the State of Alabama. He has erected bridges, railroads, parks, pedestrian walks, airports, drainage, wastewater facilities, . . . — Map (db m54247) HM
Alabama (Monroe County), Goodway — Old Federal Road
John Poebles had an established toll bridge over Little Escambia Creek in the early 1800’s. A dispute over the bridge arose between Poebles and John Hollinger. As a result Hollinger built a toll free bridge adjacent to Poebles’ toll bridge. — Map (db m84378) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Union Station & Riverfront Park
Transportation center of Montgomery located in this area for many years. First steamboat, the "Harriet," landed nearby 1821. City wharf constructed at landing place 1823. First railroad, Montgomery & West Point R.R., developed ca. 1840. By 1900 most . . . — Map (db m86470) HM
Alabama (Morgan County), Hartselle — Skirmish at Woodall's BridgeApril 7, 1864
An estimated 600 Confederate and Union troops skirmished on this site on April 7, 1864 for control of crucial troop movements south of the Tennessee River during the Federal occupation of North Alabama. Confederate Brigadier General James . . . — Map (db m72810) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — Before The Battle / Battle Of Girard
(obverse) Before The Battle All day that Easter Sunday the Confederate forces commanded by Col. Leon von Zinken awaited the Union Army they knew was on the way from Tuskegee. Lacking the men needed to hold it, they were forced to . . . — Map (db m69058) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — Confederates Set Fire To Lower Bridge
Early in the afternoon of April 16, 1865 the first major act in the Battle of Girard-Columbus took place. Union General Emory Upton sent the First Ohio cavalry charging down old Crawford Road to capture the Dillingham Bridge, then known as the lower . . . — Map (db m69060) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — Horace King
(side 1) Horace King a slave of John Godwin was construction foreman for the first Dillingham Street Bridge in 1832, when he and Godwin introduced the “town lattice” bridge design into the Chattahoochee Valley. King built most . . . — Map (db m69064) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Demopolis — The Rooster Bridge
Side A In 1919 a rooster sale organized by Frank Derby raised money to begin construction of a bridge over the Tombigbee River at Moscow Ferry. This was the last link in the completion of the Dixie Overland Highway between Savannah and San . . . — Map (db m38074) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Sumter County's Covered Bridge
1860 Captain W. A. C. Jones of Livingston designed and built the bridge of hand-hewn yellow pine put together with large pegs, clear span 88 feet, overhead clearance 14 feet, and inside width 17 feet, across the Sucarnoochee River on old State . . . — Map (db m92661) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Northport — Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge / Bridging The Black Warrior River
(Front):Home Guard Defended Covered Bridge3 April 1865 - Brig Gen John T. Croxton’s Cavalry Brigade departed camp at Johnson’s Ferry (Old Lock 17 area) to the Watermelon Road ending in Northport. As the Union troops entered Northport, the . . . — Map (db m35679) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Burns’ Shoals
The remains of Burns' Shoals now lie nearly 40 feet underwater. This rock outcropping was the first of the shoals known as the "Falls of Tuscaloosa" and represents the "Fall Line" or contact point of the Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Plateau, . . . — Map (db m28904) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — Horace King
Born a slave in South Carolina in 1807, Horace King became a master bridge builder while working with John Godwin. With the aid of Tuscaloosan Robert Jemison, King was freed by act of the Alabama legislature in 1846. He went on to build many bridges . . . — Map (db m28913) HM
Alabama (Tuscaloosa County), Tuscaloosa — The M & O Railroad Trestle
This wooden and steel truss bridge was constructed for the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1898 by civil engineer Benjamin Hardaway, an 1887 graduate of The University of Alabama and former Tuscaloosa City Engineer. Originally 135-feet high with a . . . — Map (db m28992) HM
Alaska (Fairbanks North Star Borough), Fairbanks — Cushman Street
“Instead of row after row of empty houses (Dawson), they are building new stores. The place is alive and busy-a little too crowded when we got there.” – a tourist in Fairbanks, 1928 — Map (db m47406) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Marble Canyon — Navajo Bridge
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior August 31, 1981 — Map (db m94885) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Marble Canyon — Navajo Bridge
There are three markers on this end of the Navajo Bridge. (Marker on left:) National Historical Civil Engineering Landmark American Society of Engineers 1852 Designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers . . . — Map (db m94887) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Marble Canyon — Navajo Bridge Erection Toggle Screw/Navajo BridgeState of Arizona — 1927/1928 —
This Erection Toggle Screw was used in the construction of the historic Navajo Bridge to maintain bridge vertical elevations and as a means of lowering bridge sections in place. [Plaque Mounted on Bridge]: State of Arizona Navajo . . . — Map (db m38469) HM
Arizona (Coconino County), Page — Glen Canyon Bridge / Cableways
Glen Canyon Bridge Majestic Glen Canyon Bridge, 865 feet (264 meters) downriver from the dam, was the highest steel-arch bridge in the United States when completed. The roadway is 700 feet (213 meters) above the surface of . . . — Map (db m101903) HM
Arizona (Gila County), Roosevelt — The Bridge1987-1990
Before dam modifications could begin, a $21.3 million bridge was built to relocate traffic off the top of Roosevelt Dam. Roosevelt Lake Bridge is the longest two-lane, single-span, steel-arch bridge in North America. The bridge, spanning 1,080 feet . . . — Map (db m134161) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Arlington — Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge
Main Marker - Side A: The Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge spans the Gila River on Old US 80 Highway, between the communities of Arlington and Gila Bend. Built in 1927 as a Federal Aid Project, the bridge is a unique and elegant reminder of . . . — Map (db m54936) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Arlington — Original 1927 Bridge Roller BearingGillespie Dam Bridge Rehabilitation — 2012 Arizona Centennial Legacy Project —
In December 2011, as the Historic Gillespie Dam Bridge approached its 85th year of service, the Maricopa County Department of Transportation began a major bridge rehabilitation and repair effort to save one of Arizona's earliest and most significant . . . — Map (db m69445) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Carefree — The Old Verde River Sheep Bridge
Marker 1 - (Main Marker): The original Verde River Sheep Bridge, also known as the Red Point Sheep Bridge, was constructed at this location in 1943 by Flagstaff Sheep Company, which had been grazing sheep in the area under a Forest . . . — Map (db m53966) HM
Arizona (Maricopa County), Mesa — Prehistoric Irrigation in the Salt River Valley
Approximately 300 B.C. Prehistoric Indians entered the Salt River Valley. They developed an extensive canal system and raised corn, beans, squash, agave and cotton. Over 500 miles of Hohokam canal have been recorded in the Salt River Valley. . . . — Map (db m49877) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — British – American Friendship
"We are now friends with England and with all Mankind." Written by Benjamin Franklin, American Peace Commissioner in Paris, following the signing of the peace treaty ending the American Revolution September 1783 With American and . . . — Map (db m31843) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — City FoundersLake Havasu City, Arizona
Robert P. McCulloch, Sr, Founder and C.V. Wood, Jr., Master Planner London Bridge was purchased from the city of London on April 18, 1968 for $2,460,000.00. It took three years and another $4,500,000.00 to transport and build the bridge. The . . . — Map (db m31841) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — London Bridge
Opened By The Right Honorable The Lord Mayor Of London Alderman Sir Peter Studd G.B.E.M.A.D.Sc. In The Presence Of The Honorable Jack Williams Governor Of Arizona October 10, 1971 Robert P. McCulloch Sr          C.V. Wood Jr. . . . — Map (db m4328) HM
Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — Robert P. McCulloch, Sr.
[Upper Plaque]: In grateful memory Robert P. McCulloch, Sr. Whose purchase of London Bridge in 1968 saved it for the enjoyment and use of posterity [Lower Plaque]: October 10, 1981 on this 150th Anniversary . . . — Map (db m6974) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Holbrook — Little Colorado River Bridge
Six hundred feet to the west of this location stood the original Little Colorado River Bridge. This steel truss bridge designed by the Arizona Highway Department stood at that location for 1928 to 1988. This landmark structure remained intact and . . . — Map (db m95155) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Pinedale — The Mauretta B. Thomas Pinedale Memorial Bridge
In recognition of her unselfish participation and example in community beautification. Serving on the town bicentennial committee, she proposed the covered bridge and the planting of pine trees along the lane north to the highway as being worth . . . — Map (db m36665) HM
Arizona (Navajo County), Winslow — The Winslow Bridge
This date medallion is from the Winslow Bridge that once spanned the Little Colorado River on historic Route 66 just east of Winslow. Because the river had always proved a daunting impediment to travelers, this bridge crossing became a strategic . . . — Map (db m32781) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Airmen Memorial Bridge
On November 30, 1944, at 7:40 A.M. 18 airmen from Davis-Monthan Army Air Field died following a mid-air collision between two B-24 Liberator Bombers over the Pantano Wash. This bridge is dedicated to those brave men who lost their lives while on a . . . — Map (db m100761) HM WM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Epes RandolphAugust 16, 1856 – August 22, 1921
[ Four markers are mounted on the four sides around the base of the monument. ] Side A: Southern Pacific Railroad Map Epes commanded the "Randolph Lines" that connected Phoenix and southern Arizona's outlying communities . . . — Map (db m38936) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Fourth Avenue UnderpassConstructed 2009
Tucson City Engineer ― Jim Clock Design Engineer ― Cannon & Associates, Inc. TranSystems Corp. Contractor ― Sundt Construction, Inc. Long known as the Gateway to the East End of Downtown, the Fourth Avenue Underpass in a . . . — Map (db m31527) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Garcés FootbridgePuente de Garcés — Historic Site —
Memorial to Francisco Garcés, explorer and first Franciscan missionary to the Pima village at the foot of Sentinel Peak. In 1770 Garcés and the Pimas constructed at that site the first substantial building in Tucson, a mission residence with two . . . — Map (db m83034) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Tucson — Historic Fourth Avenue UnderpassConstructed 1916 – Demolished in 2008
Tucson City Engineer ― J. Mos Ruthrauff Design Engineer ― L. R. Walker Contractor ― Bent Brothers In 1913, in an effort to separate pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles and wagons from trains, the City of Tucson embarked on a . . . — Map (db m31526) HM
Arizona (Pima County), Vail — Cienega BridgeBuilt 1921
Has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior September 30, 1988 — Map (db m67763) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Wellton — Red Top Wash Bridge
Constructed 1931, Widened 1949 Replaced 2009-2010 Federal Highway Administration Arizona State Highway Department Owner: Yuma County Designer: TransSystems Corporation Contractor: Bison Contracting Co. The Arizona State Highway . . . — Map (db m62009) HM
Arizona (Yuma County), Yuma — Ocean-to-Ocean Highway BridgeConstructed - 1915 & Rededicated - 2002
In 1913 after strong campaigning from the citizens of Yuma, Representative Carl Hayden secured funding for this bridge. When completed, it was the only highway bridge across the Colorado River for 1,200 miles. It was partially funded by the Office . . . — Map (db m46786) HM
Arkansas (Crawford County), Van Buren — Web of Enterprise
John Drennen made profitable choices during his diverse professional life as merchant, bank trustee, plantation owner, and Indian agent. He linked his future to the fledgling town of Van Buren, and built his family home here, . . . — Map (db m120426) HM
Arkansas (Grant County), Leola — 113 — Jenkins Ferry / Pontoon Bridge
Jenkins Ferry In 1846, Thomas Jenkins paid the Saline County clerk $1 to register to “keep a ferry” and charge travelers to cross the Saline near the mouth of Cox’s Creek when the river was at flood stage. Gen. Frederick . . . — Map (db m121204) HM
Arkansas (Hot Spring County), Malvern — 122 — Bridging the Ouachita River
Gen. Frederick Steele led a Union army from Little Rock on March 23, 1864, to join an invasion of Texas. Confederate skirmishers harassed the army as it reached Rockport March 27. An inflatable pontoon bridge, in 34 wagons and served by men of the . . . — Map (db m121148) HM
Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — Does the River ever flood?
Flooding, a long-feared natural phenomenon, is a very real concern throughout the region. Water has spilled from the banks of the Mississippi many time over the years, causing widespread fear and devastation. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the . . . — Map (db m107819) HM
Arkansas (Phillips County), Helena — The Helena Bridge
Built in 1961, the Helena bridge is about a mile long and 28 feet wide. It stretches across the Mississippi River, linking Helena with the town of Lula, Mississippi via US 49.

Before the bridge Until the early 1960s, there was no bridge . . . — Map (db m107818) HM

Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — A Gallant ChargeThe First Iowa Cavalry Charges Burning Reed's Bridge
As Gen. John Davidson saw flames erupting from the only bridge across Bayou Meto, he ordered Lt. Col. Daniel Anderson to take his First Iowa Cavalry Regiment and save the bridge, if possible. Anderson and his men thundered down the Memphis to Little . . . — Map (db m116543) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — The Brigade Moved ForwardThe Opening Movements of the Battle of Reed's Bridge
The first action of the Battle of Reed's Bridge occurred east of where you are standing when 125 Missouri Confederates opened fire on Brigadier General John Wynn Davidson's Union cavalry division at about 11 a.m. on August 27, 1863. The . . . — Map (db m116603) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Thunder on Bayou MetoConfederate Artillery in the Battle for Reed's Bridge
As Reed's Bridge burned and Confederate artillery broke up the charge of the First Iowa Cavalry Regiment, Union artillery opened fire on Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke at his position near Lt. Charlie Bell's "little teaser" prairie gun. . . . — Map (db m116569) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Jacksonville — Battle of Reed's Bridge
On August 27, 1863 the Federal army was advancing along the Military Road toward Little Rock when its Cavalry Division of 6,000 men under Gen. John W. Davidson attempted a crossing here and was met by a Confederate force of 4,000 under Gen. John S. . . . — Map (db m116508) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — A Piece of the Rock, a Piece of HistoryLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
The Little Rock was not always as it is now. To support the Junction Bridge and ensure an adequate channel for river traffic, much of the Rock was removed in 1872 and 1884. No one knows how the Point of Rocks looked before progress took its . . . — Map (db m116557) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — River Traffic
Ferries: Early ferry services were established as a ford on the Southwest Trail at "the point of rocks" between 1812 and 1819. Eventually, there were ferries in at least three locations serving the city, one just above the Old State House, . . . — Map (db m117432) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — Smaller Rock, Big BridgeLa Petite Roche Historical Walk
Post-Civil War, railroads became vital to the Arkansas economy. Point of Rocks was a natural support for a railroad bridge on the river. In October 1872, construction began at the Little Rock with several tons of rock removed from the . . . — Map (db m116541) HM
Arkansas (Pulaski County), Little Rock — The "Little Rock"1722
A section of the "Little Rock" located at the foot of Rock Street forming the south pier of the railroad bridge over the Arkansas River, being the first rock seen by the French explorer, Bernard De La Harpe, on his voyage from the mouth of the . . . — Map (db m102141) HM
Arkansas (White County), Searcy — 39 — Searcy Landing in the Civil War / Guerrilla War on the Little Red
Searcy Landing in the Civil War Searcy Landing was a steamboat stop with cotton warehouses before the war. On May 9, 1862, Col. P.J. Osterhaus's 3rd Division of the Union Army of the Southwest built a bridge across the Little Red River, . . . — Map (db m116325) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — 40 — Leimert Bridge
The Sausal Creek Arch Bridge, commonly known as the Leimert Bridge since its completion in 1926, is a graceful example of a fixed arch bridge. George Posey, Alameda County Surveyor and engineer of the Posey Tunnel connecting Alameda and Oakland, . . . — Map (db m71767) HM
California (Alameda County), Oakland — 26 — Oakland PortalOakland Waterfront Warehouse District
The Oakland Portal's elaborate Beaux Arts façade conceals eight massive fans that draw in fresh air and expel foul air to prevent carbon monoxide buildup in the George A. Posey Tube, an underwater automobile tunnel that runs under Harrison Street . . . — Map (db m145508) HM
California (Butte County), Chico — Gianella Bridge
Built cooperatively by Butte and Glenn Counties, 1908-1911. Designed by John B. Leonard (1864-1945), civil engineer, San Francisco. Built by Cotton Bros. and Co. Oakland. Recorded for the Historic American Engineering Record, 1984. Replaced and . . . — Map (db m62233) HM
California (Butte County), Chico — Honey Run Covered Bridge / Gold Dredge
Honey Run Bridge Erected 1894 By George Miller Gold Dredge The first bucket line gold dredge to operate below the covered bridge used this tumbler – 1898. — Map (db m29682) HM
California (Butte County), Oroville — Bidwell Bar Bridge and Tollhouse
Originally constructed on a site one and a half miles northeast of this location in 1856 Rededicated on July 30, 1977 on this Kelly Ridge site to avoid inundation by the waters of Oroville Reservoir State of California - Edmund G. . . . — Map (db m61597) HM
California (Butte County), Oroville — 314 — The Mother Orange Tree of Butte CountyBidwell Bar Bridge
To commemorate The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County planted at this spot by Judge Joseph Lewis in 1856 The Bidwell Bar Bridge First suspension bridge of California Transported from New York via Cape Horn 1853. Completed . . . — Map (db m100596) HM
California (Calaveras County), Copperopolis — Copperopolis Historical Plaza
(There are five markers and one dedication plaque affixed to the flagpole pedestal.) History of Copperopolis Copper (for ore) + opolos (for city) Originally known as Copper Canyon, Copperopolis was established in 1860 when copper . . . — Map (db m62356) HM
California (Calaveras County), Copperopolis — 281 — O'Bryne Ferry
In 1852 a chain cable bridge replaced the ferries that once crossed here, to be supplanted in its turn by a covered truss structure in 1862. Some writers claimed this was the locale of Bret Harte's Poker Flat. In late “49” there was a . . . — Map (db m13013) HM
California (Calaveras County), Dorrington — Sourgrass Bridge1999
A cooperative project of Sierra Pacific Industries and Stanislaus National Forest. Site of original 1962 bridge destroyed in mudslide January 1, 1997. — Map (db m33440) HM
California (Calaveras County), San Andreas — 258 — Fourth Crossing
Located on the Stockton-Murphy Road at the fourth crossing of the Calaveras River, this early mining settlement, once called Foremans, was famous in the 1850's for its rich placer ores. Later, it became an important stage and freighting depot and . . . — Map (db m11969) HM
California (Colusa County), Colusa — Center Section of the Former Colusa BridgeHistorical Landmark
Center section of the former Colusa Bridge across the Sacramento River at the end of Bridge Street. Constructed 1899-1901 and replaced 1979-80. Nominated for inclusion on Federal Register 1978. — Map (db m63416) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Crockett — Al Zampa Memorial BridgeCrockett, California 2003
Alfred 'Al' Zampa was the first born son of Emilio and Maria Zampa, Italian immigrants who migrated to the USA from Abruzzi, Italy. Al was born on March 12, 1905 in Selby, California down river from where this plaque sits. He was the eldest of three . . . — Map (db m91658) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 101 — Botelho's Island & Creek ConfluenceLiberty Bell Plaza — 1949 —
Walnut Creek's namesake creek is formed under this plaza, where Las Trampas and San Ramon creeks merge. The two creeks bound land known as "Botelho's Island." which had been owned by the pioneer Botelho family. Broadway Plaza, opened in 1951, now . . . — Map (db m93731) HM
California (Contra Costa County), Walnut Creek — 124 — Bridge over Walnut CreekDuncan St. and Broadway — Late 1800s —
Walnut Creek's namesake creek runs beneath Broadway at the end of this block. Before the creek was "underground" to prevent flooding, a bridge at the end of this street was essential to reach the homes and farms across the creek and to get to the . . . — Map (db m93864) HM
California (El Dorado County), Auburn — GPY 135-10 — Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge
In 1910, the Mountain Quarries Company contracted for the construction of a railroad bridge over the North Fork of the American River to haul limestone from their upstream quarry. The bridge and 17 wooden trestles were part of Mountain Quarries . . . — Map (db m67659) HM
California (El Dorado County), Auburn — Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge
The Mountain Quarries Railroad Bridge, also known a "No Hands Bridge", was completed on March 23, 1912. At the time of its construction the span bore the distinction of being one of the largest reinforced concrete railroad bridges in the United . . . — Map (db m67664) HM
California (El Dorado County), Coloma — Mining Ditches
Mining ditches were dug by ditch companies to carry vast amounts of water needed for placer mining. Thousands of miles of ditches and flumes were built in the gold country; some brought immense profits to their owners. As mining declined in the . . . — Map (db m17484) HM
California (El Dorado County), Kyburz — Riverton Bridge
These stone obelisks are all that’s left of the original four that once stood on the corners of the stone arch bridge spanning the American River from 1900 to 1930. This monument erected by Caltrans District 3 History Committee and the . . . — Map (db m23183) HM
California (Fresno County), Reedley — Wagon Bridge1885 - 1929
In the early 1850's, before it became a town, Reedley was in Mariposa County. The only way to cross the Kings River was doing so at your own risk or to find a ferry and pay a fee to cross. The Reedley area could claim two operating ferries. . . . — Map (db m77752) HM
California (Humboldt County), Fernbridge — Fernbridge
Dedicated on November 16, 1911 and affectionately known as the "Queen of Bridges", it was the longest reinforced concreted arch structure in the world at the time of its construction. The bridge was designed by John B. Leonard, Civil Engineer, . . . — Map (db m71907) HM
California (Inyo County), Aspendell — Power for the Diggins
With the discovery of gold and silver in Nevada at Goldfield and Tonopah, the need for electric power for mining operations was fulfilled in September, 1905, by construction of a hydro-electric plant on Bishop Creek, which supplied 1,300 kilowatts . . . — Map (db m629) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Bradbury — Mr. Bradbury’s Bridge1908
With the 1907 extension of Huntington’s Pacific Electric system through Duarte to Glendora, a cut was created to level the railroad’s right of way in front of L.L. Bradbury’s country home. To provide access to his home, the site of which is now . . . — Map (db m137592) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Glendale — 910 — Riverside Drive Bridge
Originally known as the Victory Boulevard bridge, the Riverside Drive bridge was constructed in 1938 to improve a bottleneck caused by an earlier wooden bridge. It was partially funded by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress . . . — Map (db m129133) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Mulholland Drive Bridge
In 2012 this bridge replaced the historic Mulholland Drive overcrossing that was demolished to accommodate the widening of the San Diego Freeway (I-405). Built in 1959, the original bridge was determined eligible for listing on the National Register . . . — Map (db m125489) HM
California (Los Angeles County), Torrance — Pacific Electric RailwayEl Prado Bridge
Constructed in 1913, this bridge was a part of the Pacific Electric Railway system which was designated as a Local Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Los Angeles section, in 1973. Although the bridge no . . . — Map (db m140110) HM
California (Marin County), Ross — Historic Dedication of the Lagunitas Road BridgeCorte Madera Creek — Ross, California - March 20, 2011 —
This structure replaces Bridge No. 27C0071, a contributing element to the Ross Historic Bridges District, eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The original bridge was completed on January 13, 1910 as part of a $12,500 . . . — Map (db m63939) HM
California (Marin County), Sausalito — Strengthening an IconGolden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit
The Golden Gate Bridge, completed in 1937, is a monument of the last century, and could be damaged by a strong earthquake. Seismic retrofit construction is underway to transform the international icon into a strong and flexible structure that can . . . — Map (db m102776) HM
California (Marin County), Sausalito — The Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a structure of striking form and elegance. Built in 1937, it remains an indispensable link in the Bay Area's transportation network and a historical monument of civil engineering and construction. The bridge was named for . . . — Map (db m102433) HM
California (Mariposa County), Coulterville — 6011 — Bagby
From a vista point near the 1,156 long, 130 foot high bridge, completed in 1966, the site of Bagby lies east under, and sometimes exposed beside, the back waters of Lake McClure. Bagby's history passed through three definite development eras. From . . . — Map (db m5957) HM
California (Mariposa County), Mariposa — Bridgeport
In 1852 Andrew Church established a trading post where a road from the San Joaquin Valley, crossed the Agua Fria Creek. The site, known as Bridgeport, was on the Fremont Grant, about five miles south of Aqua Fria, first county seat of Mariposa . . . — Map (db m46846) HM
California (Mariposa County), Mariposa — William Sell Jr. Memorial BridgeFirst Place Award Winner
In the 1972 Federal Highways Administration Contest as the outstanding example of a bridge, overpass, tunnel or other highway structure in the United States. “This is the way a bridge should look.” — Map (db m46773) HM
California (Merced County), Winton — The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad1890 to 1942
This important Southern Pacific Route was called by many names, also including, "The Stockton-Tulare Railroad", "The Oakdale Line", "The Oakdale-Montpelier Railroad", and "The Eastside Route". There were North and South bound trains daily. . . . — Map (db m91847) HM
California (Nevada County), Chicago Park — Old Bear River Bridge
Since 1952 bridges near this site have served as the gateway to western Nevada County. This 1924 span was the first concrete bridge at this site and features a Roman style single arch design, constructed in a continuous pour method. The Colfax . . . — Map (db m76345) HM
California (Nevada County), Nevada City — Pine Street Bridge1996
Third span of Deer Creek at this location. It is a replica of the single arch steel Gault Bridge (1908-1996) which replaced the suspension bridge (1862-1903) built by Andrew S. Hallidie, who later built the San Francisco Cable Car system. — Map (db m40275) HM
California (Nevada County), Nevada City — Purdon Bridge1895
Built by Cotton Brothers of Oakland, this steel bridge replaced several wooden bridges washed away in floods. It is the only bridge of the half-through truss design remaining in California. Purdon Crossing was a vital link of the main road from . . . — Map (db m45068) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — Donner Summit Bridge
Dedicated to the pioneers who blazed the Overland Trail through these mountains. Built by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads and the California Highway Commission 1925-1926. This tablet placed by the Historic Landmarks Committee of the . . . — Map (db m94763) HM
California (Nevada County), Norden — 28 — Rainbow Bridge
History The bridge “eliminated for all time the terrors of the Donner grade from the state highway system of California.” Automobile travel could be a harrying affair in the old days and Donner Summit was a difficult route. . . . — Map (db m81898) HM
California (Nevada County), Penn Valley — 390 — Bridgeport (Nyes Crossing) Covered Bridge
Built in 1862 by David Isaac John Wood with lumber from his mill in Sierra County, this bridge was part of the Virginia Turnpike Company toll road which served the northern mines and the busy Nevada Comstock Lode. Utilizing a combination truss and . . . — Map (db m8540) HM
California (Nevada County), Penn Valley — Bridgeport Bridge
This covered bridge across the South Fork of the Yuba River at Bridgeport, Nevada Co., Calif. was built by David I. Wood in 1862 with lumber from his mill in Plum Valley, Sierra Co., Calif. Erected by Columbia Parlor No. 70, N.D.G.W., French Corral, . . . — Map (db m8528) HM
California (Nevada County), Penn Valley — Bridgeport Bridge"Wood’s Crossing"
Bridgeport Bridge, or “Wood’s Crossing”, is the longest single span covered bridge in existence. Used since 1862, built by David I. Wood. This plaque is dedicated to those pioneer Americans who came to California in search of a new life . . . — Map (db m8539) HM
California (Nevada County), Penn Valley — 390 — Bridgeport Historic District
Built in 1862 by David J. Wood with lumber from his mill in Sierra County, the covered bridge was part of the Virginia Turnpike Company toll road that served the northern mines and the Nevada Comstock Lode. The associated ranch and resources for . . . — Map (db m78339) HM
California (Nevada County), Smartsville — The Yuba River Bridge at Parks Bar1913 - 1994
William M. Thomas of Thomas and Post Consulting Engineers designed the 685-foot-long Parks Bar Bridge in 1912 for Yuba County. The original 16-foot-wide bridge with four 140-foot-long arch spans was constructed by the Portland Concrete Pile Company . . . — Map (db m54222) HM
California (Placer County), Lincoln — Colonel C. Lincoln Wilson
Founder of the City of Lincoln First president of the Sacramento Valley Railroad Founder of the California Central Railroad Colonel Wilson came to California in 1849 not to look for gold but to build a transportation industry. After . . . — Map (db m41008) HM
California (Placer County), Roseville — 2 — Reuben F. Nelson FootbridgeRoseville Historical Society Marker No. 2
Across this footbridge situated high above Roseville's Southern Pacific railroad yards passed untold thousands of Pacific Fruit Express employees on their way to work at the world''s largest artificial ice plant. In disuse since 1974 when the . . . — Map (db m136168) HM
California (Placer County), Tahoe City — Roads and Bridges
Trails become roads around Lake Tahoe Early travel in the Lake Tahoe basin was along Washoe Indian trails and later along American immigrant trails blazed in the 1840s over the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountain passes. The first roads in the . . . — Map (db m112967) HM
California (Sacramento County), Fair Oaks — "Jim’s Bridge"
Named in honor of Jim Jones whose love for the American River and fervor to protect its fisheries and flow levels greatly enhanced the river and parkway. When this bridge was no longer needed for mining activities, Jim fought to save it so that . . . — Map (db m377) HM
California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom Dam ImprovementsPromoting Public Safety for the Sacramento Region
Folsom Dam and Reservoir are a component of the Central Valley Project, owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Central California Area Office Construction of Folsom Dam by the Corps began in . . . — Map (db m17644) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — R Street Bridge
R Street formed the boundary of a levee system that surrounded Sacramento. It also served as the base of operations for the State's first rail line, the Sacramento Valley Railroad. The line was designed by Theodore Judah, who also became the . . . — Map (db m90220) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Guy West Bridge
Named in honor of Dr. Guy A. West Founding President of Sacramento State College (1947 – 1966) Under his guidance and dedicated leadership, the university grew from four faculty and fewer than two hundred students to a . . . — Map (db m19578) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Northern Electric Bridge
In 1911, the Northern Electric Railway Company, along with Sacramento and Yolo counties, built the Northern Electric Bridge. The bridge carried a single railroad track with twin motor-vehicle roadways. Pedestrian walks cantilevered from the central . . . — Map (db m16492) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge, a vertical-lift span, was opened for traffic on December 15, 1935 and was built at a cost of $994,000. The State Department of Public Works, the City and the County of Sacramento and the Federal Government built the bridge. It . . . — Map (db m16489) HM
California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital
Identifying A Need By the early 1930’s, Americans were moving away from trains and ships and turning to automobiles as their mode of transporation. As a result, traffic on roadways increased dramatically. In Sacramento, M Street (now . . . — Map (db m16490) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Redlands — 17 — Mill Creek ZanjaSanta Fe and Southern Pacific Railroad Bridges
Santa Fe Railroad extended from downtown Redlands following the Mill Creek Zanja. The 1892 wooden bridge crossing the Zanja remains as a visual relic of the famous Kite Shaped Track that extended to Mentone, Highland and San Bernardino. . . . — Map (db m143518) HM
California (San Diego County), Coronado — San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge
Construction Started February, 1967 Bridge Opened to Traffic August, 1969 California Bridge Authority Governor Ronald Reagan • Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke • Secretary of Business & Finance Gordon C. Luce • Director of Finance Casper . . . — Map (db m117882) HM
California (San Diego County), San Diego — 244 — Derby Dike
Until 1853 the erratic San Diego River dumped tons of debris into the harbor or poured into False Bay, now Mission Bay. At times it threatened to destroy Old Town San Diego. Lieutenant George Horatio Derby, U.S. Topographical Corps, built a dike . . . — Map (db m11136) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Klockars' Blacksmith Shop
Beginning in the 1860s, foundries South of Market Street fabricated mining machinery, railroad cars, and ships. This 1912 machine shop is the last. Fred V. Wilbert forged fine tools here. Edwin A. Klockars (1898-1994), a native of Munsmo, Finland, . . . — Map (db m110905) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Men of Vision
Joseph Strauss dreamed of a golden bridge spanning San Francisco Bay. But people opposed it fearing it would never survive the strong tides, it would lower property values, it would ruin the view. More than 2,000 lawsuits were filed to stop . . . — Map (db m90765) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Resisting the Twisting
Ever since the modern suspension bridge was invented in the early 1800s, one of the biggest challenges engineers have faced is preventing these flexible structures from moving too much in the wind. A storm on December 1, 1951, caused the Golden . . . — Map (db m131193) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Bay Bridge
Begun in 1933 in the depths of the Depression, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge put hundreds of men to work on two six-hour shifts, morning and night, for three years and seven months, to finish two months ahead of schedule on November 12, . . . — Map (db m92904) HM
California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — The Golden Gate Bridge: Vision, Genius and Expert Care
"The Golden Gate!" Army explorer John Charles Fremont named the entrance to San Francisco Bay in 1846. His Majesty Emperor Joshua Abraham Norton decreed in 1869 that a bridge be built “…across the Golden Gate to Sausalito Ridge.” Work . . . — Map (db m31685) HM
California (San Mateo County), Burlingame — Eugene A. Doran Memorial Bridge1922 – 1959 — One-Half Mile South —
An officer for the Town of Hillsborough from April 1, 1956 until his untimely death on August 5, 1959, who made the supreme sacrifice at the hands of a criminal suspect whom he had apprehended. — Map (db m18330) HM
California (San Mateo County), Half Moon Bay — First Concrete Bridge Erected in San Mateo Co1900
J. Debendetti Supervisor D. Bromfield & C. Tobey Jr. Engineers R.C. Mattingly & W. Heafey Contractors — Map (db m10713) HM
California (San Mateo County), San Mateo — History of San Mateo’s Bridges
In 1923, the cities of San Mateo, Burlingame, and Hillsborough began planning for a bridge to link the San Francisco Bay peninsula cities with East Bay and Central Valley communities. Even after the Dumbarton Bridge opened, in 1927, these . . . — Map (db m28727) HM
California (Santa Clara County), Santa Clara — 250 — Old Sites of Mission Santa Clara de Assisand Old Spanish Bridge
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California (Santa Cruz County), Felton — 583 — Felton Covered Bridge
Built in 1892-93 and believed to be the tallest covered bridge in the country, it stood as the only entry to Felton for 45 years. In 1937 it was retired from active service to become a pedestrian bridge and figured prominently in many films of that . . . — Map (db m2348) HM
California (Shasta County), Anderson — Balls Ferry
Founded by Major Reading Operated by William Ball 1868 – 1897 Bridge then built — Map (db m70351) HM
California (Shasta County), Anderson — SHA-013 — The FlumePoint of Historical Interest — Dept. of Parks and Recreation – Reg. No. SHA-013 —
This aqueduct was built in 1918 as connecting link of main canal of Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation Dist., to carry water across Anderson Gulch to irrigate lands in southern Shasta Co. Aqueduct is 1249 ft. long, 8 ft. wide, 5 ft. deep and 20 ft. from . . . — Map (db m70339) HM
California (Shasta County), Castella — 1 — Sims Bridge: A CCC First
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 . . . — Map (db m69821) HM
California (Shasta County), Redding — Diestelhorst Auto Camp / Reid’s Ferry
Two separate markers have been mounted on the same rock. Marker on the Right: Diestelhorst Auto Camp Gotlieb Justus Diestelhorst came to Shasta in 1852, to grow produce and vegetables to sell. He found the soil . . . — Map (db m70331) HM
California (Shasta County), Whiskeytown — Toll BridgeWhiskeytown National Recreational Area — Tower House Historic District —
To cross Clear Creek in 1865 it would have cost you 10 cents to walk across, 25 cents to ride over on horseback, and $1.25 to cross by wagon. Charles Camden, the bridge owner, spent $20,000 to improve the road between here and the town of Shasta. He . . . — Map (db m12565) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Fort Jones — John F. Williams Memorial Bridge
U S Forest Ranger John F. Williams Memorial Bridge Gave his life to save the life of a drowning girl at this location June 24, 1940 — Map (db m70257) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Tule Lake — Civilian Conservation Corps
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Civilian Conservation Corps on March 31, 1933, to provide employment for America's youth and promote the nation's economic recovery. The CCC's work involved conservation projects on forest, park . . . — Map (db m547) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Weed — The Weed ArchTo the City of Weed from the People of Its Community
The Arch is the strongest form of architecture known to Man. This steel arch replaces the original concrete arch first erected on this site in 1922. Due to the lack of maintenance over the years, surface cracks appeared. Because there were no . . . — Map (db m62809) HM
California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — 347 — Knights Ferry
Picturesque mining center and trading post, 1849, once called Dentville. Early ferry to the southern mines; county seat 1862-72; rare wooden covered bridge reputedly designed by U. S. Grant, brother-in-law of the Dent brothers, 1854; old flour mill, . . . — Map (db m79384) HM
California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knight's Ferry BridgeNational Historic Landmark
Knight's Ferry Bridge has been designated a National Historic Landmark This property possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America Knight’s Ferry Bridge is an exceptionally fine . . . — Map (db m146387) HM
California (Stanislaus County), Knights Ferry — Knights Ferry Covered Bridge
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California (Stanislaus County), Newman — Hills FerryHistoric Landmark
Founded 1849 by Judge O D Dickerson. Named for Jesse Hill Operator of the Ferry Boat that landed just upstream under the present bridge site. — Map (db m58204) HM
California (Tehama County), Tehama — The Tehama Railroad Bridge
This turnstyle bridge served the California & Oregon Railroad Co. It was surveyed in September 1870 and was completed in August 1871. The bridge was first crossed by the steam locomotive "Falcon" and by the "Clipper" the following day with one . . . — Map (db m89184) HM
California (Trinity County), Douglas City — Steel Bridge
The Union Hill Mines, which began in 1862, were located up the western slope of Union Hill from the mouth of Weaver Creek, at the head of Union Gulch. It was one of the largest placer mines in Trinity County. Water was ditched from Weaver Creek and . . . — Map (db m70306) HM
California (Tuolumne County), Moccasin — 4 — Stevens Bar Bridge
Beneath this bridge lies the site of the historic Gold Rush mining camp of Stevens Bar (or Stephens Bar) founded in 1849. The first bridge to span the upper Tuolumne River was constructed just above this point in 1857. Following its destruction . . . — Map (db m53342) HM
California (Yolo County), Davis — Davis SubwayRichards Blvd. Underpass
Built in 1917-18, this entrance to Davis is among the oldest surviving examples of I-beam construction on a railroad grade separation. The underpass was part of the Lincoln Highway. The bicycle bore was added in 1978. Listed in the National Register . . . — Map (db m57189) HM
California (Yolo County), West Sacramento — Pony Express Bridge
Dedicated April 23, 2000 WEST SACRAMENTO by James Stretesky First Northern Bank Daniel F. Ramos Family Frank C. Ramos Family Dr. & Mrs. James O. Farley West Sacramento Land Company West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce Pony Express Trail . . . — Map (db m15708) HM
California (Yolo County), West Sacramento — Tower BridgeWest Sacramento River Walk
Sacramento’s graceful Tower Bridge has spanned the river since 1936. It is the only historically significant vertical-lift bridge in California and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Lights added in 1986 in honor of its . . . — Map (db m15711) HM
California (Yuba County), Camptonville — Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours49 Miles Along Highway 49
In 1859 the rich Comstock Silver Lode was discovered in Washoe Territory, Nevada, causing many miners to quickly pack up and head east. Immediately a company was formed to construct a road connecting this area of California to the Comstock finds. . . . — Map (db m65968) HM
California (Yuba County), Camptonville — Oregon Creek Covered Bridge
Built in 1860, the Oregon Creek Covered Bridge was floated from its foundations by the flood waters from the breaking of English Dam in 1883. It was restored to place by using ox teams and log rollers, but turned end for end in the process. — Map (db m65967) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Manny's Bridge
This bridge symbolizes the revitalization of lower downtown Denver in the late twentieth century and represents one of the many contributions made to our community by Emanuel "Manny" Salzman. After moving to LoDo in 1980, Manny and his wife, Joanne, . . . — Map (db m97412) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Canon City — Royal Gorge Bridge
Highest suspension bridge in the world Completed in seven months - Dedicated Dec. 7, 1929 Chief Engineer George Cole Consulting Engineer O.K. Peck This property has been placed on National Register of Historic Places By U.S. . . . — Map (db m39304) HM
Colorado (Fremont County), Cañon City — 141 — Royal Gorge
Lt. Zubulon M. Pike and his men, who traveled through this area in November and December 1806, were the first American explorers to view the Arkansas River Canyon now known as the Royal Gorge. A small party from the Maj. Stephen H. Long expedition . . . — Map (db m34858) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Billy Drew Bridge
(left side) Bridging Our History This bridge is the second Billy Drew Bridge erected on this site. The original Billy Drew Bridge was built in 1976 as part of Golden’s celebration of the Centennial-Bicentennial, the nation’s 200th . . . — Map (db m70396) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Bridge Load Ordinance Background
Colorado Transcript, September 13, 1882: “Washington Avenue Bridge was badly damaged last Saturday evening by some ignoramus driving and crowding a big drove of cattle on to it. The damage has since been repaired.”

Golden . . . — Map (db m49897) HM

Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Ferrell/Berthoud Home (Miners Hotel)
John M. Ferrell came to the Golden valley from upstate New York in June of 1859. He camped on the southeastern banks of Clear Creek and created the Washington Avenue crossing for the gold rushers. When Golden was organized, Ferrell became one of its . . . — Map (db m49895) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Greeley’s Crossing
In June, 1859, while the first bridge was being built over Clear Creek, the famous reporter Horace Greeley passed through Golden. He attempted to cross Clear Creek from this point on the south bank. Horace embarked on his mule from the river bank . . . — Map (db m49898) HM
Colorado (Jefferson County), Golden — Horace Greeley’s Crossing Point
Before the first bridge on this site was completed, travelers forded the river just east of this bridge. It became risky during the peak of the spring river flows due to the melting snows that filled the streams and rivers. In June of 1859, . . . — Map (db m50179) HM
Colorado (Montrose County), Montrose — Building a Dam
Fir logs, up to 30 feet in length, formed the base for the diversion dam. Although built in the winter when the river was sluggish, pumps were needed to divert the flow around the construction site. The dam is used to fill the tunnel when the water . . . — Map (db m120247) HM
Colorado (Montrose County), Montrose — Light at the End of the Tunnel
Surveyors took daily measurements to ensure that drillers, powdermen, muckers, and haulers stayed on course inching their way toward the valley. Crews at the other end plowed toward the canyon. Using points across the river, as well as in the . . . — Map (db m120245) HM
Colorado (Montrose County), Montrose — The Gunnison Tunnel
The Tunnel That Made the Desert Bloom Early settlers in the Uncompahgre Valley found getting water to the fertile but arid soil an ongoing challenge. Originally, irrigation water from the Uncompahgre River was diverted onto the land through . . . — Map (db m120134) HM
Colorado (Morgan County), Fort Morgan — Rainbow Arch Bridge
Spanning the South Platte River, the Rainbow Arch Bridge carried vehicular traffic from its completion in 1923 until its closure in 1988. Engineer James B. Marsh of Des Moines, Iowa, designed the structure in 1922. Denver bridge contractor Charles . . . — Map (db m47194) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Newtown — Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary RouteHousatonic Crossing
French General Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces arrived in Newport in July of 1780 to assist the Americans in the War for Independence. After wintering in Newport, Rochambeau’s . . . — Map (db m26915) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Shelton — Commodore Isaac Hull Bridge
Commodore Isaac Hull Bridge Named for the Heroic Commander Of the U.S. Frigate “Constitution” During Its Great Naval Victories In the War of 1812 Born in Derby March 9, 1773 Resided in Shelton 1785 – 1794 This . . . — Map (db m25381) HM
Connecticut (Fairfield County), Westport — The Post Road Bridge
The Post Road Bridge 1807 Westport was a prosperous shipping community with wharves, docks, and shipyards along both sides of the Saugatuck River. The first Post Road Bridge was owned and built by the Connecticut Turnpike Company, a public . . . — Map (db m30644) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Farmington — The Farmington Aqueduct
The Farmington Canal crossed various topographic features- rivers, hills, roads and woodlands. Boats traveling the length of the canal passed through 28 locks that compensated for changes in elevation. Perhaps the most impressive engineering . . . — Map (db m111590) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), Hartford — The Founders Bridge
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Connecticut (Hartford County), Simsbury — Weatogue Bridge
A toll bridge was built here in 1734 by order of the General Assembly it was the first highway bridge across the Farmington River — Map (db m102001) HM
Connecticut (Litchfield County), New Milford — Falls Bridge
By the 1890’s New Milford’s old wooden bridges had outlived their usefulness, considering their age, the increasing amount of traffic and the coming of the horseless carriage. A sturdy and very ornate iron bridge, built by the Berlin Iron Bridge . . . — Map (db m22740) HM
Connecticut (Middlesex County), East Hampton — Comstock Covered Bridge
Comstock Covered Bridge Built in 1873 by the Towns of Colchester and East Hampton The Comstock Covered Bridge is one of only three historic covered bridges remaining in Connecticut. With a main span 80 feet in length (measured from the faces of . . . — Map (db m84109) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Hamden — A. Frederick Oberlin Bridge
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Connecticut (New Haven County), Meriden — Red Bridge
Length 78 feet – width 16 feet Listed on the Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Erected in 1891 by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company Red Bridge is of lenticular pony truss . . . — Map (db m26587) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Jefferson Bridge
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Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — King’s Bridge1711
Site of King’s Bridge - 1711 connecting Peacocke Lane (Maple Street) to Governor’s Lane (Avenue) Freelove Baldwin Stow Chapter D.A.R. July 4, 1962 — Map (db m26331) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Memorial to Three Milford Men1639     1939
[ east side of the column ] This Bridge Dedicated On the 300th Anniversary Of the Settlement Of The Town of Milford A Memorial to Three Milford Men Who Were Governors of the Colony and State Of Connecticut [ north side . . . — Map (db m26445) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Milford Memorial Stone Bridge
( stones on the large north west tower ) In Memoriam Robert Treat For Thirty Years Governour & Deputy Gov. of the Colony of Connecticut Obit - 1710 Ansantawae His Mark 1639 Memorial Committee G.A. Tomlinson   P.S. . . . — Map (db m72854) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), New Haven — Hillhouse Avenue Bridge
The original Hillhouse Avenue Bridge was one of fourteen bridges provided by the Farmington Canal Company to carry city streets across the canal. The wooden bridge at this site rested on abutments of unmortared rubble. The New Haven construction . . . — Map (db m57663) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Mystic River Bascule BridgeBuilt 1922 — Operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation —
Power to raise the bridge comes from electric motors, which drive the large “Bull Wheels” connected with Linkage arms to the two plate girders which make up the lift span. The huge concrete weights at the ends of the overhead rocking . . . — Map (db m114881) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Pawcatuck — Pawcatuck BridgeWesterly, R.I. - Stonington, CONN. — 1932 —
First built about 1712 Subsequently rebuilt in 1734 * 1795 * 1811 1858 * 1885 — Map (db m115170) HM
Connecticut (Windham County), Willimantic — Thread City Crossing
The frogs upon this bridge recount the celebrated Windham Frog Fight 0f 1754. The spools represent Willimantic’s historic prominence in cotton thread manufacture. David E. Phillips, an inspirational teacher and writer suggested the decorative . . . — Map (db m140528) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Hockessin — Ashland BridgeRed Clay Creek — Listed on National Register of Historic Places – 1973 —
Original Town Lattice Truss Covered Bridge – ca. 1850 Bridge Deck Rehabilitated – 1964 Listed on National Register of Historic Places – 1973 Complete Rehabilitation & Steel Beams Added – 1982 Rehabilitated Stone . . . — Map (db m62043) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Hockessin — Wooddale BridgeRed Clay Creek
Original Town Lattice Truss Covered Bridge - ca. 1850 Rehabilitated - 1939 Steel Beams Added - 1981 Destroyed by Flood/ Steel Acrow Bridge Placed - 2003 Town Lattice Truss Covered Bridge Replacement - 2008 Engineering & Project Management - . . . — Map (db m73000) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — Delaware Memorial Bridge1951 - 1968 — Dedicated to the Delaware & New Jersey Veterans of WWII —
Delaware Memorial Bridge 1951 - 1968 South Span Dedicated August 18, 1951 North Span Dedicated September 12, 1968 Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey dedicated these Bridges on September 12, 1968 to the Men and Women of the State . . . — Map (db m146111) HM WM
Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — Delaware River and Bay Authority Veterans Dedication
Dedicated to our Veterans Whose Loyalty and Service during times of war and peace define the character of this great Nation — Map (db m68462) WM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — NC-A7 — Battle of Cooch's Bridge
American light infantry and cavalry under General William Maxwell encountered advance guard of British and Hessian troops under Generals Howe, Cornwallis and Knyphausen in this vicinity September 3, 1777. American troops were expert marksmen drafted . . . — Map (db m147686) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — The Battle of Cooch's Bridge
On September 3, 1777 over 800 Americans forming the Light Infantry Corps of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged about 2,000 British Light Infantry and Hessian and Anspach "Jägers" (light infantry) in a series of skirmishes ending at . . . — Map (db m10055) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — South Market Street Bridge Dedicated in Honor of Senator John E. Reilly, Sr.Riverfront Wilmington
"...when he was called on to speak he just shifted that cigar and spoke from the heart." columnist Bill Frank on the death of his friend, Senator John E. Reilly, Sr., Wilmington Evening Journal, February 28, 1963 In many . . . — Map (db m130486) HM
Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — NCC-225 — Washington Street Bridge
The Washington Street bridge, completed in 1921, was dedicated to the "sons of Delaware who joined forces of their country in The Great War" on Memorial Day, 1922. The 250 foot, open spandrel arch bridge serves as a lasting and rare example of . . . — Map (db m131164) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Bethany Beach — Charles W. Cullen BridgeIndian River Inlet
The present inlet was formed in 1929 and was widened and stabilized by the Corps of Engineers from 1938-1940. The first three bridges that spanned the inlet were plagued by a series of failures due to environmental and meteorological conditions. . . . — Map (db m108109) HM
Delaware (Sussex County), Dewey Beach — Indian River Inlet and BridgeNature vs. Technology
The Indian River Inlet has not always existed in its current location. This barrier beach environment is dynamic, and the opening to the inlet has opened and closed at different locations. When the inlet closed, navigation, water quality, . . . — Map (db m150130) HM
District of Columbia (Washington), Adams Morgan — The ›Duke‹ Ellington Memorial Bridge
Named in honor of Edward Kennedy Ellington 1899-1974 Native Son Composer - Performer - Playwright International Statesman of Goodwill — Map (db m67913) HM

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