The Albion River Bridge is the only remaining timber trestle bridge along California's scenic Highway 1 and most likely the only significant timber trestle highway bridge in use in the United States. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the California Register of Historical Resources. Professional independent engineers who are world-class experts in timber bridges report that the Albion River Bridge is “Safe for continued use” and “in remarkably good condition”. The Albion Bridge Stewards, members of the Albion community and beyond, have spent much of their time communicating with Caltrans and the Coastal Commission in the hope that this gem of a bridge will be maintained, repaired and will get a seismic retrofit.
The Albion Bridge Stewards are inviting the community, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the iconic Albion River Bridge on Sunday, June 9 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm at the Albion River Inn. Come enjoy the beautiful views of the historic timber bridge from the restaurant and grounds of the Albion River Inn. Featured are local musicians extraordinaire Karl Schoen, Lynn Kiesewetter, Mark Gauche, Martha Smith and Miguel Elac. Two short films, one by Laurie York and Carmen Goodyear "Bridging the Gap", as well as another one by Jim Heid called "Albion Flight" will be shown. Master of ceremonies will be Joe Seta; Peter Temple will be in charge of sound; and Julie Apostolu (Julie’s Trips & Tours) will provide shuttle service. There will be a no-host bar. Please carpool as there is limited parking. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/savethealbionbridge/or send e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>