Friday, February 18, 2005

Re: Lower Cascade Bridge

Well, I hope you get a better reply than this. My timetable shows "Cascade" as seven miles above Cisco. But I have no idea the relationship of that "station" to the bridges.

A list of bridges dated 25 January 1869 records that the upper and lower Cascade bridges each had 204-foot spans, with the over all length of lower Cascade 364 feet and the upper one 244 feet. But nothing was said about the name of the water courses they crossed. Perhaps the length of crossing will help you pin down just which were the bridges you see on the map. BTW, the next bridge west of lower Cascade was Secret Town, while the next one east of the upper bridge was South Yuba.