This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges.
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|White Hall vicinity, California, USA (South Fork American River)|
|Status:||Replaced, c. 1984|
- The May 9, 1984 edition of the Mountain Democrat and El Dorado News newspaper (Placerville, California) has a photo of this bridge with caption: "One of the old wooden suspension bridges that span the South Fork of the American River east of Whitehall is being replaced with a new I-beam bridge. The old bridge, built in the 1940s by Walter Forbas, was simply wearng out, according to Joe Rogers, who acquired the property in 1979 along with a partner, Gary Mahloch. The old bridge, built before rebars were available, had been beefed up with Model A frames. The new bridge will be 116 feet long and 12 feet wide and should be completed in about 45 days, said Rogers. The I-bars, two for each side bolted together, will be the base of the bridge. They will be covered with wooden planks and the sides will be of wrought iron."
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