OLD SUSPENSION BRIDGE

Historical Landmark

Description:
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.


Registration Date: 7/12/1939

Location:
City: Oroville
County: Butte

Directions:
Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Bidwell Canyon, Bidwell Canyon Rd, Oroville


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