Near Moccasin in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Stevens Bar Bridge
The first bridge to span the upper Tuolumne River was constructed just above this point in 1857. Following its destruction in the Great Flood of January, 1862, travelers were served by a ferry boat until 1885 when a new bridge was constructed below Jacksonville.
In 1902 the 1857 site was again bridged. As the span would be submerged by the waters impounded by the new Don Pedro Dam, this high level span was constructed by the Modesto Irrigation District and the Turlock Irrigation District through agreement in 1968 with the County of Tuolumne, and this bridge became part of the Tuolumne County road system in 1973.
Erected 1975 by Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors, Tuolumne County Historical Society. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 37° 50.343′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moccasin CA 95347, 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. Jacksonville (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jacksonville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Don Pedro Lake (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ferretti Shrine (approx. 1.9 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 4.8 miles away); Joseph E. Lemos (approx. 5 miles away); Chinese Camp (approx. 5.1 miles away); To Honor Eddie Webb (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moccasin.
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