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CHL No. 314 Old Suspension Bridge - Butte


NO. 314 OLD 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.


Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Bidwell Canyon, Bidwell Canyon Rd, Oroville
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NO. 314 OLD SUSPENSION BRIDGE - Marker, bridge in background,"Mother Orange Tree"