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41 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: BAR . All 41 bridges from the search results appear below. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. If you don't see what you were looking for, try an image search with the same criteria: BAR. This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
1856 Bidwell Bar
Oroville, California, USA (Feather River)
Bridgemeister ID:52
Structurae ID:0024776
O'Donnell ID:425
Coordinates:N 39.537483 W 121.45415
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPL, DSL200106, LACE
Principals:Bidwell Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~220f
Notes
  • Dismantled before completion of Oroville Dam and replaced by the 1965 high-level Bidwell Bar suspension bridge. The 1856 structure was later reassembled about 1.5 miles south of the new Bidwell Bar bridge. Coordinates provided here are for the current location of the bridge at Kelly Ridge.
  • Replaced by 1965 Bidwell Bar - Oroville, California, USA.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1860 Allegheny River (Sixth Street)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:59
Structurae ID:0007343
References:BOB, BOP, BPL, HBE, PBR, PTS2, SJR
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1892
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 344f
Side spans:2 x 171f
Deck width:40f
Notes
  • BPL cites this bridge as the first suspension bridge with metal towers. However, at least two earlier suspension bridges (1857 Watertown, New York and 1856 Bidwell Bar, California) are known to have metal towers and even Roebling's 1846 Smithfield Street Bridge in Pittsburgh had cast iron towers.
  • Next to 1884 North Side (Seventh Street) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1862 Rattlesnake Bar
Folsom vicinity, California, USA (American River - Rattlesnake Bar)
Bridgemeister ID:1091
References:DSL200106
Principals:Andrew S. Hallidie
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Inundated
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • I believe the location of Rattlesnake Bar is closer to present-day Auburn than Folsom, near the location of Goose Flat marked on modern topographical maps of the region.
  • Inundated during creation of Folsom Lake.
  • Rodi Lee writes: "[The bridge] collapsed in 1954 when an overweight truck filled with manure crossed it. The driver was unhurt. There are newspaper articles about the incident (Auburn Journal, Auburn). There are some photos in the article as well. The bridge abutments show when the the lake water is low. The bridge was upstream of Wild Goose Flats."
Photo courtesy Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Photo by Jerry Van Lengen
1877 Cottaneva
Cottaneva Creek, Rockport, California, USA (Rockport Bay, Pacific Ocean)
Bridgemeister ID:1152
References:AAJ
Principals:Pacific Bridge Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:270f
Notes
  • This bridge was part of the Rockport lumber mill (Mendocino County). The bridge stretched over ocean to a large rock in the bay.
  • Jakkula cites two sources describing the cables as steel.
  • Don Sayenga transcribed one of Jakkula's references, The Iron Age Volume XX , No. 3 (August 2, 1877) Page 1: "A Steel Wire Suspension Bridge In California"
    The Pacific Bridge Company are building in Mendocino county, California at Cottoneva, a suspension bridge which is described as follows "The distance from center to center of the saddles on the towers is 270 feet. The deflection or fall of the cable is 23 feet 6 inches. The cables are built in the same manner as those of the Clifton bridge at Niagara. The steel wire is about No. 11 Birmingham gauge, and is protected against rust by immersing in a bath which it a fine coat of zinc. There are eleven wires in each strand, seven strands in each rope, and seven ropes in each cable. The ropes are not twisted together to form the cable but gathered up every six feet by the suspender bands. Each rope is warranted to bear a strain of 60 tons. It is made fast to an independent anchor bar, 1 by 3 inches in diameter, and forming links 18 feet long, until connection is made with the anchors. The anchors are of cast iron, 3-1/2 by 3 feet in surface, weigh 1000 pounds each, and are placed 14 feet below the surface of the rock. Great care was taken in securing the anchors in place by means of cross I beams which run under the rock on either side. The lower part of each pit was enlarged to so as to form a hemispherical chamber, and the rock work, set in Portland cement, which is built upon the anchor, is so constructed that the upward strain is transmitted to the sides. The towers are of red wood. There are four posts 10 x 10 inches and two 10 x 12 inches, giving an effective area of 640 inches to withstand the strain of the cables on the tower. The wooden truss to prevent vertical vibration is 8 feet high and of the Howe truss pattern. The 270 feet of the bridge is divided into 45 pannels. The longest suspenders, 44 in number are of 7/8 inch steel wire, the 42 shorter ones are of 1-1/8 inch solid iron. The estimated dead load of the bridge is 1000 pounds per linear foot; live load, one ton per linear foot; in all, one and one half tons, or one fifth of actual breaking load. The bridge will be completed in about 30 days and promises to be a structure which the builders may well be proud of."
    Don writes: "[In] Jakkula's last citation, he is saying that this is factory-made wire rope... The construction of the wire rope (7 by 11) used in the main cables is not common for the USA as of 1877; in fact it is extremely uncommon. The wire ropes used at Clifton/Niagara were made in England -- it wouldn't surprise me if these were made in England too."
1903 Williamsburg
New York and Brooklyn, New York, USA (East River)
Bridgemeister ID:111
Structurae ID:0000514
O'Donnell ID:836
Coordinates:N 40.71355 W 73.97226
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAAW, BAR, BBR, BPL, GBD, HBE, PTS2, SJR
Principals:L.L. Buck
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway, light rail, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,600f

Notes
Photo by Bill Campbell
1938 Buker (Canyon Creek, Scott River)
Scott Bar vicinity, California, USA (Scott River - Klamath National Forest)
Bridgemeister ID:581
O'Donnell ID:405
Coordinates:N 41.63408 W 123.10570
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Restored 1998 (per plaque posted on bridge).
Photo by David Denenberg
1939 Lions Gate
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Vancouver Harbor - Burrard Inlet)
Bridgemeister ID:194
Structurae ID:0000837
Coordinates:N 49.31533 W 123.13846
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAR, BMA
Principals:Monsarrat and Pratley
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,550f
Side spans:2 x 615f
Deck width:39f
Photo courtesy Ronald and Elizabeth Denenberg Photo courtesy Russ Raine Photo courtesy of Gary Woodbury
1940 Hawkins Bar
Trinity Village and Hawkins Bar, California, USA (Trinity River)
Bridgemeister ID:2343
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1940 Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie)
Tacoma and Gig Harbor, Washington, USA (Puget Sound)
Bridgemeister ID:198
Structurae ID:0000074
Coordinates:N 47.26167 W 122.54
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BAR, BBR, BFL, BMA, BPL, COB, CTT, GBD, IT1999F, SPW
Principals:Leon Moisseiff
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Collapsed, 1940
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:2,800f
Side spans:2 x 1,100f
Deck width:39f
Notes
Photo, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, courtesy of Kevin Walsh
1965 Bidwell Bar
Oroville, California, USA (Feather River - Oroville Reservoir)
Bridgemeister ID:220
Structurae ID:0000563
O'Donnell ID:424
Coordinates:N 39.54816 W 121.43006
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:California Department of Water Resources
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1966 25 de Abril (Tagus, Salazar, April 25th)
Lisbon, Portugal (Tagus River)
Bridgemeister ID:464
Structurae ID:0000237
Coordinates:N 38.6968 W 9.179
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BC3, BDU, BFL, BMA, CTW
Principals:David B. Steinman, Ray M. Boynton, et. al.
Use:Rail and Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:3,323f
Side spans:2 x 1,586f
Notes
  • Major retrofit completed in 1999 to add rail deck and extra vehicle lane.
1970 New Little Belt (New Lillebaelt, Ny Lillebæltsbro)
Jutland and Funen, Denmark (Little Belt)
Bridgemeister ID:471
Structurae ID:0004539
References:BAR, BFL
Principals:Ostenfeld & Jonson
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:600m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1973 Bosporus I (Bogaziçi)
Istanbul, Turkey (Bosporus Straits)
Bridgemeister ID:472
Structurae ID:0001368
References:BAR, BDU, BFL, BMA, CTW
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:3,523f
1981 Humber
Hull, Humberside, England, United Kingdom (Humber River)
Bridgemeister ID:475
Structurae ID:0000290
Coordinates:N 53.70654 W 0.44997
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BAR, BC3, BDU, BFL
Principals:Gilbert Roberts, Bill Harvey, Freeman Fox & Partners
Use:Vehicular (four-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,410m
Side spans:280m, 530m
Deck width:28.5m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Dave Cooper
1982 (footbridge)
Glen Nevis vicinity, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Nevis)
Bridgemeister ID:1458
Coordinates:N 56.811717 W 5.076033
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:107f
Notes
  • This is not the popular wire rope crossing at Glen Nevis which is literally three ropes -- two to hold onto and one to walk on. Instead, this listing is a traditional suspension footbridge just north of Glen Nevis.
  • Don McGillivray worked on this bridge and sent information about its construction.
    "The Suspension bridge was principally built by five Royal Engineers from 15 Field Support Squadron Royal Engineers in the summer of 1982. They were Sapper Terry Bradley (Metal workworker) Sapper Paul Brookes (Draughtsman), Sapper Ian Duggan (Surveyor), Sapper Taff Green (Draughtsman) Sapper Don McGillivray (Blacksmith).
    "The pier footings and anchorages were excavated by hand as the plant machines were being used on another project at Caol and upriver at the priority bridge opposite the YMCA.The Accrow shuttering and Re-bar was humped and Concrete was pumped across the river over a series of aluminium Mk4 assualt boats. Once the concrete cured, the steel work, provided by Highland Engineering was manhandled across the river using the same boats. The steel uprights and main cable were raised and positioned using a block and tackle from a wooden Gyn. The main cables were anchored on the east bank and were tensioned on the west bank using two tirfor winches. The hangers and stringers were strung out from the west bank in a series like stepping stones until the decking could be positioned.
    "The Bridge took five weeks start to finish the best part of the build was the weather which was hot and as we were constantly dropping tools etc. in the river, you had to jump in after it. We later moved up to finish the two span through deck bridge at the YMCA. This bridge replaced an old narrow bridge that used to be a part of a WW2 Mulberry Harbour section."
Photo by Dave Cooper
1984 Ohnaruto
Awajishima and Naruto, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:480
Structurae ID:0000433
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:876m
Side spans:2 x 330m
Deck width:34m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1987 Kita Bisan-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:481
Structurae ID:0001332
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:990m
Side spans:2 x 274m
Deck width:35m upper deck, 30m lower deck

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1988 Max-Eyth (Neckar River)
Stuttgart-Mühlhausen and Stuttgart-Hofen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (Neckar River - Max-Eyth-See)
Bridgemeister ID:577
Structurae ID:0001581
References:BAR, BBU
Principals:Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:114m
Side span:14m
Deck width:3.16m between side rails, 3.67m total
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1988 Minami Bisan-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:485
Structurae ID:0001333
References:BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,100m
Side spans:2 x 274m
Deck width:35m upper deck, 30m lower deck

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1988 Ohshima
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:484
Structurae ID:0001322
References:BAAW, BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:560m
Deck width:23.7m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1988 Shimotsui-Seto
Kojima and Sakaide, Japan (Seto Inland Sea)
Bridgemeister ID:486
Structurae ID:0001330
Coordinates:N 34.4346 E 133.807833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AOB, BAAW, BAR, BBR, BDU
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:940m

Notes
Photo by Bruce Holbrook
1992 Askøy
Askøy and Olsvik, Bergen vicinity, Norway (Byfjorden)
Bridgemeister ID:489
Structurae ID:0008109
References:BAR, BC3
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:850m
1995 Glacisbrücke
Minden, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Weser River)
Bridgemeister ID:578
Coordinates:N 52.28607 E 8.92190
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR, BBU
Principals:Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:103m
Side spans:2 x 37m
Deck width:3.1m between side rails, 3.55m total
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1997 Tsing Ma
Hong Kong, China (Ma Wan Channel)
Bridgemeister ID:500
Structurae ID:0000082
References:BAR, BCG, SA199712a
Principals:Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Ltd
Use:Vehicular and Rail (major highway, light rail)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,377m
Side spans:2
1998 Akashi Kaikyo
Maiko, Tarumi-ward, Kobe and Matsuho, Awaji Island, Japan (Akashi Strait)
Bridgemeister ID:501
Structurae ID:0000001
Coordinates:N 34.630617 E 135.0327
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR, BBR, BDU, CTW, PS199803, SA199712b
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,991m
Side spans:2 x 960m
Deck width:35.5m

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1998 Great Belt East (Great Belt Fixed Link, Storebaelt, East, Storebælt, East Belt)
Korsør and Nyborg, Denmark (Great Belt - Storebaelt)
Bridgemeister ID:502
Structurae ID:0000031
References:BAR, BBR, BC3, BDU, COB, CTW
Principals:COINFRA
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,624m
Side spans:2 x 535m
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1998 Herrenkrugsteg (Buga)
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany (Elbe River)
Bridgemeister ID:1147
Structurae ID:0006427
Coordinates:N 52.15435 E 11.67372
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR
Principals:Planungsgruppe Professor Laage, Ingenieurgemeinschaft Setzpfandt
Use:Footbridge and Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:143m
Side spans:2 x 52m
Deck width:4.1m between side rails, 5.3m total
Notes
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1999 Convertible (Inner Harbor)
Duisburg, Germany (Inner Harbor)
Bridgemeister ID:576
Structurae ID:0000605
Coordinates:N 51.43861 E 6.76413
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AR200003, BAR, BBU
Principals:Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~73.72m
Deck width:3.5m
Notes
  • This footbridge is "convertible" because it can be raised to make way for boats. The backstays are shortened using jacks causing the towers to tilt back and the deck to arch up and out of the way. Eckhard Bernstorff notes, "the deck (weight 150 tons) has 14 segments. When the towers tilt back by shortening the main cables about 2.5 meters, the deck lifts 9 meters."
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1999 Kurushima I
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:503
Structurae ID:0001327
References:BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:600m
Side spans:140m, 170m
Deck width:27m

Notes
1999 Kurushima II
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:504
Structurae ID:0001328
References:BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:1,020m
Side span:250m
Deck width:27m

Notes
1999 Kurushima III
Onomichi and Imabari, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:505
Structurae ID:0001329
References:BAR
Principals:Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Authority
Use:Vehicular (major highway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1,030m
Deck width:27m

Notes
2000 Akinada
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Bridgemeister ID:506
Structurae ID:0006548
References:BAR
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:750m
Side spans:170m, 255m
2000 Millennium
London, England, United Kingdom (River Thames)
Bridgemeister ID:568
Structurae ID:0000603
Coordinates:N 51.50964 W 0.09856
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR, BBU
Principals:Anthony Caro, Foster & Partners, Ove Arup & Partners
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Photo by Michael Levy
2001 Halgavor
Bodmin, Cornwall and Lanhydrock, England, United Kingdom (A30 Highway)
Bridgemeister ID:964
Structurae ID:0001347
Coordinates:N 50.4503 W 4.697267
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAR
Principals:Flint & Neill Partnership, Wilkinson Eyre
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:48m
Deck width:3.5m
Notes
  • Unconventional design with swept-back towers. Wide deck, intended to carry pedestrians, cyclists, and horses.
2003 Al Zampa Memorial
Crockett and Vallejo, California, USA (Carquinez Strait)
Bridgemeister ID:878
Structurae ID:0000913
O'Donnell ID:412
Coordinates:N 38.06097 W 122.22639
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AZB, BAR
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Photo by Dick McCabe Jr. Photo by Andrew Holbrook Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Mary Ann Clawson
(footbridge)
Taroko Gorge, Taiwan (Baiyang Falls)
Bridgemeister ID:1136
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Notes
  • One of many suspension bridges in this area. This one is a short footbridge with simple rectangular red towers with one cross-bar.
(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
Euchre Bar
Casa Loma vicinity, California, USA (North Fork American River - Tahoe National Forest)
Bridgemeister ID:2119
Coordinates:N 39.18558 W 120.7612
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge and Pack
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Hell's Gate
Boston Bar, British Columbia, Canada (Fraser River - Hell's Gate)
Bridgemeister ID:1244
O'Donnell ID:172
Coordinates:N 49.78077 W 121.44965
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~270f
Notes
  • Appears to be wide enough to have once carried vehicles, but is now restricted to pedestrians.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Lamb's
Latrobe vicinity and Plymouth vicinity, California, USA (Cosumnes River)
Bridgemeister ID:2117
Coordinates:N 38.52222 W 120.95587
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Notes
  • The location coordinates provided here are only to show (what I believe to be) the approximate location of this bridge, crossing the Cosumnes between present day El Dorado and Amador counties at Michigan Bar (as named on USGS topographical maps) on current Latrobe Road where Clark Creek meets the Cosumnes River. Note that USGS topographical maps show another, more prominently marked, "Michigan Bar" a few miles west in Sacramento County.
  • A California Highways and Public Works article (unsure of exact citation but it may be the article on the history of California bridges that appeared in the 1941 June issue and was reprinted in the 1950 September/October issue) says "there were four [suspension bridges] on the Cosumnes River, one of which (Lamb's Bridge on the Latrobe-Plymouth Road) killed one man and seven horses when it fell in 1869."
  • The October 14, 1976 edition of The Mountain Democrat Times (Placerville, California) has an article about the nearby Huse Bridge (from the Heritage Association of El Dorado) which mentions Lamb's Bridge: "...Lamb's Bridge, several miles downriver, was reconstructed in 1872 and was also a wire bridge of the same type [as Huse's]."
  • See 1852 Huse - Yeomet, California, USA.
  • See 1852 Wilson's - Cosumne, California, USA.
Photo by Stephen Porten
Mackay Bar
Mackay Bar, Idaho, USA (Salmon River - Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness)
Bridgemeister ID:2380
Coordinates:N 45.38511 W 115.49917
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pack and Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)



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