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Albion River Bridge, Albion

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The Albion River Bridge is a wooden deck truss bridge crossing the Albion River in Mendocino County, California. It is the only remaining wooden bridge on California State Route 1; dramatic views of the bridge are visible from the nearby town of Albion, California. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2017.
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  • Underneath the Albion River Bridge is a beautiful campground and beach! We watched some folks crabbing and the campground folks are very friendly. 
    Underneath the Albion River Bridge is a beautiful campground and beach! We watched some folks crabbing and the campground folks are very friendly.  more »
  • It is a tall, nice looking bridge with nice surroundings. Is it awe inspiring, maybe yes maybe no, depending on your tall bridge viewing experience. Worth going out of your way, not for me. There is.....  more
    It is a tall, nice looking bridge with nice surroundings. Is it awe inspiring, maybe yes maybe no, depending on your tall bridge viewing experience. Worth going out of your way, not for me. There is.....  more »
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  • Gorgeous views, was super foggy an chilly but still nice
  • The Albion River Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. It opened to traffic in 1944. Because it was built during World War II when concrete and steel were in short supply for civilian use, the bridge was built of salvaged wood treated with a copper azole preservative. It is the only remaining wooden bridge on California Route 1. The Albion River has been crossed by a bridge since 1861. Until the present bridge was built, the crossing was low, and could be reached only by treacherous grades up and down the bluffs on either side of the river. In 2009, the California Department of Transportation proposed to replace the bridge. Albion residents had the bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places in an attempt to preserve it.

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