100-Year-Old Bridge over Gualala River


On the way home from Pt. Arena, I took the Skaggs Springs Road, where you pass over this steel truss bridge built in 1920 and stopped to jump in.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to 100-Year-Old Bridge over Gualala River

  1. Some years back during an explore of Northern Cal, I happened to take the journey from Geyserville to Stewarts Point on Skaggs Springs Rd. and crossed this very bridge. I recall thinking at the time that it looked too spindly for its function, but drove across anyway. Pretty country – scary road, at least back then.

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