California Historical Landmarks in Butte County

California Historical Landmark 314
Suspension Bridge
Bidwell Canyon Road
Lake Oroville


Suspension Bridge

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.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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