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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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A crow warns all those who enter. Image by Mark Ketchum.


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Image by Mark Ketchum.


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Image by Mark Ketchum.


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BASE jumper Marta Empinotti leaps into space. Photo by http://www.ChrisBazil.com


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Photo by http://www.ChrisBazil.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The two massive piers rise 403 feet (123 meters) above their foundations.


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Image by Eric Sakowski / HighestBridges.com


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The Ruck-A-Chucky Bridge plan proposal for the upper end of the reservoir. This one-of-a-kind cable stayed bridge might have been completed if the Auburn Dam was built. The span would have had no bridge piers or towers - the cables would have been anchored directly into the side of the mountain.

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Ruck-A-Chucky Bridge location on the Middle Fork of the American River about 10 miles northeast of the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge.


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The bridge would have been located just downstream of the Ruck-A-Chucky Rapids and connected Sliger Mine Road with McKeon Ponderosa Way. With Greenwood bridge gone there is no crossing of the Middle Fork American River in either direction for more than 15 miles. The bridge was destroyed from the 1964 collapse of the Hell Hole dam and is now a popular spot for rafters to take out. If the Auburn Dam was completed this entire stretch of river would have been under 380 feet of water.


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Auburn-Foresthill and Phil G McDonald Bridge size comparison

Auburn-Foresthill is the world's highest cantilever bridge at 730 feet (223 mtrs) while Phil G McDonald is the world's highest truss bridge at 700 feet (213 mtrs).


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New River Gorge and Auburn-Foresthill Bridge size comparison


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Siduhe River and Auburn-Foresthill Bridge size comparison


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Auburn-Foresthill Bridge satellite image.

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