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This is a list of all 7 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Trinity 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.
1862 (suspension bridge)
California, USA (Trinity River)
Bridgemeister ID:1093
References:DSL200106
Principals:Andrew S. Hallidie
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1940 Hawkins Bar
Trinity Village and Hawkins Bar, California, USA (Trinity River)
Bridgemeister ID:2343
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
(footbridge)
Burnt Ranch vicinity, California, USA (Trinity River - Six Rivers National Forest)
Bridgemeister ID:2408
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Completed 1915-1917, likely removed, 1970s.
  • An article in the October 29, 1971 edition of The Times-Standard (Eureka, California) describes this bridge as being located over the Trinity River at New River. USGS topographical maps show a footbridge a few hundred yards north of the intersection of the two rivers at Gray Falls. The article has a photograph of the bridge and describes its possible replacement. The bridge was already closed at the time of the article: "A 50 year-old picturesque footbridge across the Trinity River at New River will be replaced if special funds can be obtained by the Six Rivers Nalional Forest, the federal agency has decided. 'Strong supportive response from people throughout the area to the continued need for a bridge' was reported by Forest Supervisor Bob Allison. The responses came after the Forest Service solicited comments in August on the replacement need for the span. The new bridge would be nearly as possible a replica of the present bridge constructed sometime between 1915 - 1917 by Jim and John Larson. It served as the main link between Denny and the outside world."
(suspension bridge)
Bazette Crossing and Trinidad, Texas, USA (Trinity River)
Bridgemeister ID:598
References:AUB
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Repaired by Austin Bridge Company, 1922.
(suspension bridge)
Decatur vicinity, Wise County, Texas, USA (Trinity River)
Bridgemeister ID:599
References:AUB
Notes
  • Repaired by Austin Bridge Company, 1923.
(suspension bridge)
Junction City, California, USA (Trinity River)
Bridgemeister ID:2345
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • The reverse of the photograph says: "Old suspension bridge - Trinity Riv. 1 mile west of Junction City Ore. 9-16-57." I do not have additional information on this bridge, but the reference to Oregon appears to have been a mistake. Since Junction City, California is on the Trinity River, I have assumed California's Junction City to be the correct location. Junction City, Oregon is near the Willamette River.
  • The bridge pictured here has likely since been removed.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
(suspension bridge)
Willow Creek vicinity, California, USA (Trinity River)
Bridgemeister ID:2344
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • The bridge pictured here appears to be similar to, but distinct from other Willow Creek vicinity bridges in the inventory. The bridge does not match the bridges in images I have seen of the Salyer and Hawkins Bar bridges. The description on the reverse of this photo is: "Over Trinity River near Willow Creek, Cal. between Arcata and Redding. Nov. 21, 1951." Arcata and Redding are 141 miles apart, so that information is not helpful except to reinforce that the bridge was along the modern-day CA-299 corridor near Willow Creek. This bridge is likely no longer in existence.
  • See 1940 Hawkins Bar - Trinity Village and Hawkins Bar, California, USA.
  • See (suspension bridge) - Salyer and Willow Creek, California, USA.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg

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