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Kyburz in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Riverton Bridge

 
 
Riverton Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. Riverton Bridge Marker
Inscription.  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 California Transportation Commission, 1990.
 
Erected 1990 by Caltrans and the California Transporation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 38° 46.271′ N, 120° 26.948′ W. Marker is in Kyburz, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on U.S. 50 near Ice House Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at Milepost 39.7, nine miles west of Kyburz. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kyburz CA 95720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moore’s (Riverton) (here, next to this marker); Johnson Cutoff - Peavine Ridge (approx. 2.2 miles away); Johnson Cutoff - Sear's Post (approx. 3.1 miles away);
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Johnson Cutoff - Bartlett Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Johnson Cutoff - Fresh Pond (approx. 4˝ miles away); Carson Trail - Junction (approx. 5.4 miles away); Cutoff to Johnson Ranch and Placerville (approx. 5.4 miles away); In Memory of the Bravery of Our Pioneer Officers (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
Riverton Bridge Marker and Obelisks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. Riverton Bridge Marker and Obelisks
Riverton Bridge Marker and Obelisks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 11, 2009
3. Riverton Bridge Marker and Obelisks
Left Obelisk image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 11, 2009
4. Left Obelisk

Henry T. Gage
Governor
J. L. Maude
Highway Commissioner
Margo Varozza
Road Commissioner

(Henry Gage was the 20th Governor of
California and served from 1899 - 1903).
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Center Obelisk and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 11, 2009
5. Center Obelisk and Marker

Erected by the
State of California
1900
Right Obelisk image. Click for more information.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 11, 2009
6. Right Obelisk

Designed by
J. L. Maude
Highway Commissioner

(In 1895 the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road became California's first state highway and J.L. Maude was appointed as a member of the Highway Commission on March 27, 1895.)
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The Obelisks and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 11, 2009
7. The Obelisks and Marker
Moore's (Riverton) "nearby marker" is seen in the foreground.
South Fork - American River Behind Marker and Obelisks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
8. South Fork - American River Behind Marker and Obelisks
(With an end of summer low water level)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,939 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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