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Mosquito Road Bridge

Scenic Byways or Routes

ADA Accessibility Notes


The February 23, 1995 edition of the Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California) has an article about the Mosquito crossing:

"According to the El Dorado County History of 1883 by Paolo Sioli, 'Mosquito is connected to Placerville by a good wagon-road and a suspension bridge across the South Fork of the American River, a trail is running in the direction of Kelsey, the township center... The original bridge was constructed in 1867, and according to Orval Beckett, as quoted in the booklet, Mosquito Memories, 'This original bridge had no banisters on the sides. It was a suspension cable with No.14 telephone wires strung between the supports. When you drove onto the bridge, it would 'swing and sway' much like we have seen in the movies. When one end went down the other went up. Imagine the thrill!'"

Replaced by Mosquito Road in 1939 - Placerville, California, USA.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Remains in use

Length of Byway or Route

Bridge 61.30m

Pet Friendly Notes

Pet friendly

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