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Near Moccasin in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Stevens Bar Bridge

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 5, 2012
1. Stevens Bar Bridge Marker
Inscription. Beneath this bridge lies the site of the historic Gold Rush mining camp of Stevens Bar (or Stephens Bar) founded in 1849.

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.)
 
Location. 37° 50.343′ N, 120° 20.814′ W. Marker is near Moccasin, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Jacksonville Road and River Road, on the right when traveling south on Jacksonville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Moccasin CA 95347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles
Stevens Bar Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 5, 2012
2. Stevens Bar Bridge Marker
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); Joseph E. Lemos (approx. 5 miles away); Big Oak Flat (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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 620 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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