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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.
(suspension bridge)
White Hall vicinity, California, USA (South Fork American River)
Bridgemeister ID:2233
Principals:Walter Forbas
Status:Replaced, c. 1984
Main cables:Wire
  • 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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