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Hansell's Bridge

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Hansell's Bridge

Hansell's Bridge - 1964

DWR Photo provided by Larry Matthews

BH Photo #250167

Map 

Description 

The bridge was built by the State of California in 1931. It carried Highway 24 from that year until 1962 when the road was re-routed to Highway 70. Highway 24 had been the main route from the Sacramento Valley to the Feather River Canyon and points east. The bridge was blown up, in three stages, in April 1965 to make way for the Oroville Dam. During the building of the dam the bridge provided access across the river for construction workers. The Oroville Dam was built virtually around the bridge until it was removed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Middle fork of the Feather River on The former Highway 24.
Location
Butte County, California
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1931
Builder
- State of California
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.53769, -121.48510   (decimal degrees)
39°32'16" N, 121°29'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/630182/4377542 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oroville Dam
Inventory number
BH 55681 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2014: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • March 29, 2013: New Street View added by Larry Matthews
  • March 12, 2013: New photos from Larry Matthews
  • March 2, 2013: Added by Larry Matthews

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