Mountain Quarries Bridge

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Mountain Quarries Bridge
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Mountain Quarries Bridge is located in California
Mountain Quarries Bridge
Mountain Quarries Bridge is located in the United States
Mountain Quarries Bridge
Nearest cityAuburn, California
Coordinates38°54′46″N 121°2′25″W / 38.91278°N 121.04028°W / 38.91278; -121.04028Coordinates: 38°54′46″N 121°2′25″W / 38.91278°N 121.04028°W / 38.91278; -121.04028
Arealess than one acre
Built byLeonard, John B.; et al.
Architectural styleConcrete Arch Bridge
NRHP reference #04000014[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 11, 2004

The Mountain Quarries Bridge is a railroad bridge across the North Fork American River, near Auburn, spanning between El Dorado and Placer counties. It is a concrete arch bridge that was built in 1912 to transport quarried rock.


The Mountain Quarries Bridge has also been known as the Mountain Quarry Cement Bridge, the American River Quarry Bridge, the Pacific Portland Cement Company Railroad Bridge, the Auburn Concrete Arch Bridge, and the No Hands Bridge.

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

The Mountain Quarries Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[1]

According to its 2002 NRHP nomination — the bridge "although massive, plain in appearance yet possesses a gracefulness that is in perfect harmony with its rugged surroundings."[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ Hal V. Hall (July 1, 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mountain Quarries Bridge / Mountain Quarry Cement Bridge / American River Quarry Bridge / Pacific Portland Cement Company Railroad Bridge / Auburn Concrete Arch Bridge / No Hands Bridge". National Park Service.
  3. ^ NRHP Nomination: accompanying three photos from 2003