Sims Bridge: A CCC First

Sims Bridge: A CCC First (HM1BND)

Location: Castella, CA 96017 Shasta County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 3.796', W 122° 21.583'

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It took a bit of grit and determination for the Forest Service and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew to build this sturdy bridge...

Raymond Huber, who supervised the project remembers... "I was given a pickup and a plan of a 160-foot suspension bridge... and no real book of regulations... Well, we made our regulations as we went along. We finally worried our way through a completed bridge in September 1933."

Sims Bridge was renowned as the first major construction project completed by any of the CCC programs throughout the United States. Its initial purpose was to provide access to the east side of the Sacramento River for fire protection.

Feel free to take a stroll. After 41 years of continuous use (1933-1974), Sims Bridge is still safe to walk on and retains its camber and eloquence.
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 553797 N 4545977
Decimal Degrees41.06326667, -122.35971667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.796', W 122° 21.583'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 47.76" N, 122° 21' 34.98" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26980 Sims Rd, Castella CA 96017, US
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