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Rubicon Bridge

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Overview
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over Rubicon River on now-abandoned portion of Rubicon Rd
Location
Placer County, California, and El Dorado County, California
Status
Derelict/abandoned and stricken by flood damage.
History
Bridge was abandoned in 1965 after sustaining massive damage in the Hell Hole Dam break. A similar suspension bridge downstream was completely destroyed, as well as the Greenwood Bridge (see http://bridgehunter.com/ca/el-dorado/greenwood/).
Design
Wire/cable suspension bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98490, -120.69446   (decimal degrees)
38°59'06" N, 120°41'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/699694/4317629 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tunnel Hill
Inventory number
BH 71445 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2016: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Destroyed by flood"

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