That is an impressive photo of the bridge from the time before the lake was filled! Imagine how different that same shot would look today if the lake were drained.
I use to go down into California quite often when I was still playing hockey. I injured myself and transfered to a hockey rinkless town, so I had to give it up. (I actually played my last game at the Snoopy Rink in Santa Rosa)
My grandmother lives in Red Bluff, so I do get down that way every once in a while. Her and my wife wanted to go to the casino in Oroville. Not being a gambler, I droped them off and spent some time at the Bidwell Bar Bridge.
Great pictures Michael, one of these weekends you and I may run into each other, good to see you down in California.