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Angels Footbridge


Calaveras County, California Bridges: Angels Foot Bridge

Photo taken by Mark Yashinsky

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Plaque nearby reads:

"Angels Footbridge was constructed in the 1890s to provide access to Angels Grammar School for children living south of Angel's Creek. The bridge washed out in the flood of 1909 and was rebuilt in 1916. After the grammar school joined with Altaville Grammar School as Mark Twain Union Elementary in 1950, the bridge was no longer needed. When it was condemned in 1966, a community campaign was organized to save it. When it needed to be restored again, Ruby Parlor #46, Native Daughters of the Golden West donated the money to rebuild it in 1995."


Miller & Borcherding pony truss bridge over Angels Creek on Walkway
Angels Camp, Calaveras County, California
Open to pedestrians only
Originally built during 1890s, washed out during flood 1909; Rebuilt 1916, Condemned 1966, Restored 1996
Miller & Borcherding pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.06668, -120.53891   (decimal degrees)
38°04'00" N, 120°32'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/715897/4216073 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Angels Camp
Inventory number
BH 70692 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 29, 2016: Added by Dave King