Albion River Bridge crosses Albion River on Mendocino Coast, carrying Hwy 1 on its back…
Built in 1944, it’s the last remaining wooden bridge on California Hwy 1. The bridge is scheduled to be replaced between 2018 and 2021. Some folks don’t want to see it go. A campaign to place the wooden deck truss bridge on the National Register of Historic Places has been launched by Albion residents.
Since 1861, Albion River has been crossed by a bridge. However the crossing was very low. Precarious inclines had to be navigated before crossing the low-lying bridge. Replacement during WW II required wood, some salvaged, to be used. Concrete and steel were in short supply.
Perched below the bridge and bordered by Albion River and the Pacific, The Albion River Campground has the best view and photo ops of the bridge. It’s also one of the best RV/camping parks on the coast. After your photos, stop in to the Flat’s Café for breakfast, lunch or some fish stories.
Thanks for stopping by, MaryGo