Russian Gulch (near Mendocino) Bridge

Our website has a pretty good page on Russian Gulch. In the text it says,”Prior to the [present] bridge’s opening, traffic across the gulch was carried on a wooden trestle bridge built in 1911, that was designed to support the weight of a 6 horse team!!” The page has pictures of the current very graceful bridge but no picture(s) of the old wooden bridge ……..until now.

I recently came upon this pic of the current bridge under construction:

Russian gulch bridge under construction

Russian gulch bridge under construction

Ignore the construction and look at the top left corner of the photo ……..yup …… there’s the old bridge – well part of it and owt is better than nowt!!!