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RE: Engingeering vacation spots - Foothill and No Hands Bridges

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Neil
After I sent this note, I was thinking that I may have misspoke.  Is it
actually called the Foresthill and not the Foothill Bridge?
Sharon

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Neil Moore [SMTP:nmoore(--nospam--at)innercite.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 29, 2000 3:10 PM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject:	RE: Engingeering vacation spots - Foothill and No Hands
> Bridges
> 
> The Foothill Bridge is pretty awesome - especially from below or across
> the
> canyon.  About a mile below this bridge is the No Hands Bridge.  This is
> an
> concrete arch bridge constructed in 1910 and supported a railroad that was
> used to haul quarry materials to Auburn from Cool.  The bridge was one of
> the first reinforced concrete bridges in California and was designed by
> the
> first president of the Structural Engineers Association of California.
> It
> is also part of the Western States Trail Run (100 miles) which goes from
> Squaw Valley to Auburn.
> 
> Neil Moore, S.E.
> 
> 
> At 01:05 PM 08/29/2000 -0700, sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com wrote:
> >Check out the Foothill Bridge in Auburn, California (close to
> Sacramento).
> >It's in the Sierras and spans over the North Fork of the American River
> >(popular but illegal for bungie jumpers).  If you continue down Highway
> 49,
> >you can go below the bridge and fish or pan for gold, Eureka!...or you
> can
> >go into the old mining towns.  If you go into Coloma there is a museum
> and a
> >lot of the old old old equipment they used in for gold mining and timber.
> >There are also a few abandoned bridges along the way.  Highway 49
> continues
> >to Placerville and Lake Tahoe.  It's a great ride.
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From:	Doug McCurdy [SMTP:d.mccurdy(--nospam--at)mindspring.com]
> >> Sent:	Monday, August 28, 2000 4:40 PM
> >> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> >> Subject:	Engingeering vacation spots
> >> 
> >> Hello all,
> >>  
> >> I would like to develop a list of engineering vacation destinations.
> Kind
> >> of like, if I'm in a state what would be  a "must see" from an
> engineeris
> >> viewpoint.  The obvious first selection would be Boulder Dam when I go
> to
> >> Las Vegas.  Any other suggestions?  I'd eventually like to get at least
> >> one in each state.
> >>  
> >> Any takers?
> >>  
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >> Doug McCurdy
> >
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