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Riggins in Idaho County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Manning Crevice Bridge

 
 
Manning Crevice Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
1. Manning Crevice Bridge Marker
Inscription. Before you stands the north tower of the original Manning Crevice Bridge. The original bridge was located approximately 14 miles up on the Big Salmon Road. A new bridge was built and opened in 2018.

HISTORY: The Crevice Bridge was first funded in 1935 by the Federal government when the east-west highway from Riggins to the City of Salmon was planned. Construction on the 248 foot long suspension bridge began in 1938 and was completed in 1940.
The Civilian Conservation Corp crew who were working from the French Creek Camp constructed the bridge while the CCC crew from Riggins constructed the road. The area below the bridge is known as "The Crevice".
The "Road to Nowhere" was abandoned due to the war and was never completed. The name Crevice Bridge was changed to "Manning Crevice Bridge" after a CCC worker by the name of John C. Manning who died during its construction.
The tower was donated to the City of Riggins by Inland Crane Inc... the contractor who removed the original Manning Crevice Bridge.
The tower was transported to this location and reassembled by Gary Miller along with a team of dedicated volunteers.

 
Erected by City of Riggins.
 
Marker series. This marker is included
Manning Crevice Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
2. Manning Crevice Bridge and Marker
The marker is on the left.
in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 45° 25.471′ N, 116° 18.775′ W. Marker is in Riggins, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street (U.S. 95) near North Dixon Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 North Main Street, Riggins ID 83549, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From The Beginning (here, next to this marker); The Scow (here, next to this marker); Riggins Area Honor Roll (within shouting distance of this marker); Keeping the Faith (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Entrepreneur J.J. Goff (about 600 feet away); Educating Riggins' Children (about 700 feet away); Early Businesses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Riggins in the 1940s (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riggins.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Manning Crevice Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 4, 2018
3. Manning Crevice Bridge
Manning Crevice Bridge before demolition image. Click for full size.
By Idaho County Free Press
4. Manning Crevice Bridge before demolition
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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