Oroville in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bidwell Bar Bridge and Tollhouse
Rededicated on July 30, 1977
on this Kelly Ridge site
to avoid inundation by the waters of
State of California - Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor
Resources Agency – Claire T. Dedrick, Secretary
Department of Parks and Recreation – Herbert Rhodes, Director
Department of Water Resources – Ronald B. Robie, Director
Erected 1977 by California Department of Parks and Recreation.
Location. 39° 32.246′ N, 121° 27.292′ W. Marker is in Oroville, California, in Butte County. Marker is on Bidwell Canyon Road. Touch for map. This marker is located in the parking lot of the Bidwell Bar Boat Launch at the end of Bidwell Canyon Road. Marker is in this post office area: Oroville CA 95966, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bidwell's Bar (a few steps from this marker); The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (a few steps from this marker); Autumn Harvest (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oroville Dam Mother Orange Tree of Butte County (approx. 3.2 miles away); Northern California's Oldest Citrus Tree (approx. 3.2 miles away); Long's Bar (approx. 3.7 miles away); Morris Ravine School (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oroville.
More about this marker. Before Lake Oroville inundated Bidwell Bar the bridge was disassembled and reconstructed at this location.
Also see . . . Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge - American Society of Civil Engineers. The Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge over the Feather River was one of several suspension bridges built in the region in the 1850s, and is the only one that remains. (Submitted on December 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 5, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.