Gold Miners 1849
Gold miners 1849 – Gold ornament designs – Cash for gold and diamonds.
Gold Miners 1849
- (gold miner) a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
- Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).
Guy West Bridge Across the American River (e3)
California State University, Sacramento
The Guy West Bridge in Sacramento, California is a pedestrian-only suspension bridge crossing the historic Lower American River. It is modeled after the famed Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, though its span is a puny 600-ft compared to the Golden Gate’s 6,450-ft. The bridge was constructed to tie the campus at California State University to a business and residential community on the east side of the American River.
The construction cost of the Guy West Bridge was $636,000 in 1966-1967. Its steel structure was originally painted in a striking orange/gold, very similar to that of the Golden Gate, but it has since faded badly. The lead-based paint on the bridge will have to be removed before new paint can be applied. This will be time consuming and very expensive, about $2 million, which is why it still hasn’t been done.
The Guy West Bridge was the longest pedestrian-only suspension bridge in the United States at the time of its opening in 1967. That title has since been lost to other structures including the recently opened Sundial Bridge across the Sacramento River in Redding, California.
South Yuba River Bridge (II)
Old Highway 49 Bridge across the South Yuba River
Nevada County, California
The rising popularity of the automobile in the 1920’s created a need for new roads and bridges. The State of California began building this rainbow-arch style concrete bridge in October 1921 and completed it in early 1922. Prior to this time, traffic to North San Juan or Downieville crossed the river at the existing Purdon’s Crossing Bridge about five miles upstream, or at the Jones Bar Bridge, which was dismantled in 1918, one mile downstream. In 1993, the California Department of Transportation built the present Highway 49 Bridge. The old bridge continues to service pedestrian traffic. [Note: historical description is from a State informational kiosk at the site].
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