Near Dorrington in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sierra Pacific Industries
Stanislaus National Forest.
Site of original 1962
bridge destroyed in
mudslide January 1, 1997.
Location. 38° 19.294′ N, 120° 13.022′ W. Marker is near Dorrington, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Boards Crossing Road/Forest Route 5NO2 5 miles south of Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway (California Highway 4), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Duplicate markers are mounted at each end of the bridge which crosses the North Fork of the Stanislaus River. Marker is in this post office area: Arnold CA 95223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Board's Crossing (approx. 1½ miles away); Dorrington Hotel (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hanging On By A Branch (approx. 5½ miles away); Discovery and Exploitation (approx. 5.7 miles away); California Big Trees State Park (approx. 5.8 miles away); White Pines History (approx. 7.7 miles away); Doc S.C. Linebaugh Park (approx. 7.8 miles away); Camp Tamarack (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dorrington.
Regarding Sourgrass Bridge. Googlemaps satellite view shows the full 2 1/2
The slide moving at 12 miles per hour was 300 feet wide and 35 feet high. It displaced 191,020 cubic yards of trees, mud, rocks and vegitation.
Also see . . . The Sourgrass Slide of 1997. (Submitted on July 22, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 997 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 22, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.