Toll Bridge

Toll Bridge (HM84E)

Location: French Gulch, CA 96033 Shasta County
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N 40° 39.833', W 122° 38.143'

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To cross Clear Creek in 1865 it would have cost you 10 cents to walk across, 25 cents to ride over on horseback, and $1.25 to cross by wagon. Charles Camden, the bridge owner, spent $20,000 to improve the road between here and the town of Shasta. He widened the road, built a bridge over Whiskey Creek, and improved the and covered the bridge over this creek.

The investment paid off. With a franchise obtained from the state of California, Camden collected tolls for 50 years from travelers going between Shasta and Weaverville.
HM NumberHM84E
Placed ByWhiskeytown National Recreation Area
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 8:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 530791 N 4501509
Decimal Degrees40.66388333, -122.63571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.833', W 122° 38.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 49.98" N, 122° 38' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity Nra, French Gulch CA 96033, US
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