The Old Salmon Falls Bridge is a concrete rigid frame bridge over the South Fork of the American River. It is usually submerged under the Folsom Reservoir but it is currently exposed due to the very low water level. The bridge was built around 1918 to service the old gold mining town of Salmon Falls. It was submerged 1965 when Folsom Dam was constructed. I have not been able find the actual build date for this bridge as there is no marker on the bridge. However, an adjacent pier for a long-gone footbridge was built in 1918. There were other bridges built over this span, as early as the late 1880’s, but were later washed out by floods.
This image photographed on 1/28/2014, before the recent rainfall.
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