Briceburg, California

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Bridge over the Merced River at Briceburg
Bridge over the Merced River at Briceburg
Briceburg is located in California
Location in California
Briceburg is located in the United States
Briceburg (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°36′18″N 119°58′01″W / 37.60500°N 119.96694°W / 37.60500; -119.96694Coordinates: 37°36′18″N 119°58′01″W / 37.60500°N 119.96694°W / 37.60500; -119.96694
CountryUnited States
CountyMariposa County
Elevation1,138 ft (347 m)

Briceburg (formerly, Bear Creek)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the Merced River near the confluence with Bear Creek, 5 miles (8 km) north-northwest of Midpines,[2] at an elevation of 1138 feet (347 m).[1] It is accessed via a bridge over the Merced River that connects Highway 140 with Briceburg Road. The bridge is a 160-foot suspension bridge built by the US Forest Service in 1937 and constructed by 30 Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees. Forest Service Engineer J.W. Nute was in charge of construction.[3]

The name honors William M. Brice, who built a store at the location in 1926.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Briceburg, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 749-750. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Mariposa Gazette