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Reuben F. Nelson Footbridge

Roseville Historical Society Marker No. 2

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
1. Reuben F. Nelson Footbridge Marker
Inscription.  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 giant plant was razed, this local landmark was moved in 1986 for use as a public footbridge across Dry Creek and as a memorial to those days when Roseville was the ice capital of the world.

It was dedicated on March 28, 1987 as the Reuben F. Nelson Footbridge in honor of longtime PFE superintendent and civic leader R.F. "Rube” Nelson.
 
Erected by Roseville Historical Society. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 38° 44.884′ N, 121° 16.965′ W. Marker is in Roseville, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from Oak Street near Lincoln Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roseville CA 95678, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roseville Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Roseville V.F.W. Post 1661 Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagles Hall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Hobbies Building

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
2. Reuben F. Nelson Footbridge Marker - wide view
(about 800 feet away); Haman House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roseville’s First City Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Lest We Forget (approx. ¼ mile away); Barker Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roseville.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in the Oak Street Parking Lot, at the foot of the bridge.
 
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Reuben F. Nelson Footbridge Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 12, 2016
3. Reuben F. Nelson Footbridge Marker - wide view
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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