Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Placer County

Old Bear River Bridge A new bridge carries vehicular traffic. The old bridge is a pedestrian bridge.

  Old Bear River Bridge

  Bear River Warning
Despite the warning, the Bear River is
popular with experienced whitewater
rafters and kayakers.

  Old Bear River Bridge
  Old Bear River Bridge 16 December 2013
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Old Bear River Bridge
20010 Colfax Highway
Bear River on the County Line Between Nevada County and Placer County
Built 1924

Old Bear River Bridge

Since 1952 bridges near this site have served as the gateway to western Nevada County. This 1924 span was the first concrete bridge at this site and features a Roman style single arch design, constructed in a continuous pour method.

The Colfax Highway Association led a citizens group that saved the bridge from the wrecker's ball in 1986, and placed this monument in 1992.

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