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RE: Engingeering vacation spots - Foothill and No Hands Bridges

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Regardless of the name, if it's the one you see as you enter Auburn while
going North on Hwy 49, yes, it is way cool.

Regards,

Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
ALLEN DESIGNS
Consulting Structural Engineers
Laguna Niguel, CA
http://www.AllenDesigns.com
V (949) 365-5696
F (949) 249-2297

||-----Original Message-----
||From: sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com [mailto:sharonb(--nospam--at)slarchitects.com]
||Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2000 7:20 AM
||To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
||Subject: RE: Engingeering vacation spots - Foothill and No
||Hands Bridges
||
||
||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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