Manning Crevice Bridge

Manning Crevice Bridge (HM28WG)

Location: Riggins, ID 83549 Idaho County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 25.471', W 116° 18.775'

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Before you stands the north tower of the original Manning Crevice Bridge. The original bridge was located approximately 14 miles up on the Big Salmon Road. A new bridge was built and opened in 2018.

HISTORY: The Crevice Bridge was first funded in 1935 by the Federal government when the east-west highway from Riggins to the City of Salmon was planned. Construction on the 248 foot long suspension bridge began in 1938 and was completed in 1940.
The Civilian Conservation Corp crew who were working from the French Creek Camp constructed the bridge while the CCC crew from Riggins constructed the road. The area below the bridge is known as "The Crevice".
The "Road to Nowhere" was abandoned due to the war and was never completed. The name Crevice Bridge was changed to "Manning Crevice Bridge" after a CCC worker by the name of John C. Manning who died during its construction.
The tower was donated to the City of Riggins by Inland Crane Inc... the contractor who removed the original Manning Crevice Bridge.
The tower was transported to this location and reassembled by Gary Miller along with a team of dedicated volunteers.
HM NumberHM28WG
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByCity of Riggins
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 553751 N 5030340
Decimal Degrees45.42451667, -116.31291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.471', W 116° 18.775'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 28.26" N, 116° 18' 46.5" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 329 Main St, Riggins ID 83549, US
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