Getting to the Flat Across the Salmon River
—Salmon River Heritage Waking Tour —Early settler Charlie Clay, who operated a sheep ranch at Berg Creek, needed a better way to get his sheep across the river to the shearing plant located at the confluence of the Little Salmon and Salmon rivers. If the weather was bad or he felt under the weather, "Old Man" Badger, the area's only ferry operator, was often unreliable. Clay, true to his pioneering spirit, clearly saw that a bridge was needed, and set out to build one. Used cable was purchased from an old mine tramway in Warren, and Clay dragged it to the river with horses. The cable was loaded on a raft and floated to Riggins, and the cable bridge across the Salmon River was built just north of Berger Street.
|Placed By||City of Riggins|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 553552 N 5029936|
|Decimal Degrees||45.42090000, -116.31550000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 25.254', W 116° 18.93'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 25' 15.24" N, 116° 18' 55.8" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 318 Salmon Rd, Riggins ID 83549, US|
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