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Greenwood Bridge

Photo 

Abutments

The bridge's abutments are pretty much all that's left, although structural members appear to be scattered around in satellite views.

Photo taken by Erik Hoffman

BH Photo #350220

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Middle Fork American River on Sliger Mine Road
Location
El Dorado County, California, and Placer County, California
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built unknown year. Bridge was destroyed in 1965 when Hell Hole Dam broke.
Design
Suspension bridge, very similar construction to Yankee Jims and Iowa Hill bridges on the North Fork American River.
Also called
Sliger Mine Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.96214, -120.92938   (decimal degrees)
38°57'44" N, 120°55'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/679401/4314613 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenwood
Elevation
717 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 68029 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2015: Added by Erik Hoffman

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Sources 

  • Erik Hoffman - norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com