Upper Sacramento River Bridge at the Sims River Access


This suspended bridge at the Upper Sacramento River Sims River Access was built in 1933. It was the first major construction project completed in the U.S. by the Civilian Conservation Corps crews in the 30’s.

It took a bit of grit and determination for the Forest Service and the CCC to build it.

Raymond Huber who supervised the project remembers…”I was given a plan of a 160-foot suspension bridge…and no real book of regulations. Well, we made our own regulations as we went along. We finally worried our way through and completed our bridge in September 1933.”

The initial purpose of the bridge was to provide access to the east side of the Sacramento River for fire protection.

Sims is the access to the Upper Sacramento River run, a beautiful and lively spring whitewater experience.

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