#314:  Old Suspension Bridge

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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, end of Bidwell Canyon Rd, far end of parking lot, Oroville





Private Plaque


Site and plaque in recreation area, access limited by hours of operation. Fee may be required.

From the Guidebook:

The Mother Orange Tree of Butte County was planted at this spot by Judge Joseph Lewis in 1856. The Bidwell Bar Bridge, first suspension bridge of California, was transported from New York via Cape Horn 1853 and was completed 1856. Its site is now inundated by Oroville Reservoir.

2009 David Schmitt