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Norden in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Donner Summit Bridge

 
 
Donner Summit Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
1. Donner Summit Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the pioneers who blazed the
Overland Trail through these mountains.

Built by the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads and the California Highway Commission
1925-1926.

This tablet placed by the Historic Landmarks Committee of the Native Sons of the Golden West.

 
Erected 1926 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Historic Landmarks Committee.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 19.165′ N, 120° 19.12′ W. Marker is in Norden, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Donner Pass Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norden CA 95724, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donner Summit Overlook (a few steps from this marker); Stephens – Townsend – Murphy Party of 1844 (within shouting distance of this marker); Rainbow Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transcontinental Railroad (about 300 feet away); McGlashan Point
Donner Summit Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
2. Donner Summit Bridge Marker
(about 300 feet away); Donner Pass (about 300 feet away); The Snowsheds (about 800 feet away); Petroglyphs (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norden.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located near the Donner Summit Overview.

There is rumor that this is a low cost, replacement, plaque and that the original is in the museum at Soda Springs.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Donner Summit (Rainbow) Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
3. Donner Summit (Rainbow) Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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