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This is a list of all 11 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Klamath River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1861 Weitchpec
Weitchpec, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:1090
References:DSL200106
Principals:Andrew S. Hallidie
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1912 Orleans
Orleans, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:126
Status:Destroyed, 1921
Notes
  • Some accounts state this bridge was destroyed by fire in 1921. A brief mention in the July 18, 1926 edition of The Fresno Bee implies it was destroyed in June of 1926.
  • Replaced by 1940 Orleans - Orleans, California, USA.
1930 Horse Creek
Horse Creek, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:586
O'Donnell ID:404
Coordinates:N 41.825 W 122.9967
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1933 (suspension bridge)
Happy Camp vicinity, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:1011
References:AAJ
Principals:WPA
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Dismantled
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:300f

Notes
  • Moved to Cassidy - Sierra National Forest, California, USA. The bridge was disassembled, shortened, and relocated in the 1950's to the Ansel Adams Wilderness, Minarets Ranger District, Sierra National Forest, California as the "Cassidy" suspension bridge.
1940 Orleans
Orleans, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:197
References:BPL, WOT
Principals:C.H. Purcell, Murphy Pacific Co.
Status:Destroyed, 1965
Notes
1967 Orleans
Orleans, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:223
Structurae ID:0011101
O'Donnell ID:406
Coordinates:N 41.30167 W 123.53333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BCO, BPL, WOT
Principals:Ostap Bender, A.P. Bezzone, Jr.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:430f

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
(footbridge)
Horse Creek, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:585
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire

Notes
(suspension bridge)
Henley, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:1083
Coordinates:N 41.88649 W 122.55474
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Status:Extant
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell notes this bridge is visible from northbound I-5 as you approach the Henley/Hornbrook exit, "It looked at one time it may have carried one lane of traffic from the early 20th century. It was barely standing, I did manage to walk across it."
Photo by David Denenberg
Martins Ferry
Martins Ferry, Weitchpec vicinity, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:1046
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
Martins Ferry
Martins Ferry, Weitchpec vicinity, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:1658
Status:Destroyed, Jan. 1890
Main cables:Wire
Notes
Weitchpec
Weitchpec, California, USA (Klamath River)
Bridgemeister ID:1048
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Eric Sakowski asked the Humboldt County Historical Society for information about this bridge and received this answer from Catherine Mace: "You have a good picture of the bridge over the Klamath River at Weitchpec. The large tree you see through the bridge is the gambling tree and the village of Weitchpec is the structures behind it. The road goes across and makes almost a hairpin turn to the right then it branches . To the right you go up river and to the left goes down river through Weitchpec."
  • See 1861 Weitchpec - Weitchpec, California, USA. The bridge pictured here was likely a replacement for the older bridge.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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