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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
Mystic vicinity, California, USA (Truckee River)
Bridgemeister ID:1262
O'Donnell ID:422
Coordinates:N 39.452067 W 120.00555
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~200f
  • Crosses some a spillway just east of I-80 just before I-80 crosses from California to Nevada. North of Mystic in Sierra County.
  • Jan Claire sends observations about the structure the bridge crosses: "The dam is a diverter. Water from the Truckee river is diverted into a canal which runs over to Verdi, Nevada at which point it is pumped up and over a hill and down into another river. Because this dam does not appear on the California Department of Water Resources inventory, I assume it is a long-ago-grandfathered dam operated under treaty with the state of Nevada for irrigation purposes. Satellite photos show this diverter-canal runs through what may still be, or probably was, farmland west of Verdi."
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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