Near Castella in Shasta County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sims Bridge: A CCC First
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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1933.
Location. 41° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26980 Sims Road, Castella CA 96017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 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. ¼ mile away); Southern Hotel and Stage Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle Rock (approx. 6.2 miles away); A Relic from the Old Logging Days (approx. 6.2 miles away); Stone Turnpike Memorial Freeway (approx. 10.3 miles away); Klub Klondike (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castella.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 233 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.