Pony Express Bridge - West Sacramento
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 35.000 W 121° 30.530
10S E 629880 N 4271594
Quick Description: A Pony Express marker along the Sacramento River in West Sacramento, California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 8:47:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM4XPH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 42

Long Description:
The first bridge to span the Sacramento River was built by the Sacramento and Yolo Bridge Company. It was a wooden span bridge, completed on June 27, 1858 at a cost of $60,000. The toll was $0.05 per pedertrian.

The bridge was 70 and 174 feet north of the west and east ends of today's "I" Street bridge. This bridge was used by the 1860-1861 Pony Express 20 times from Sacramento to San Francisco. All other Pony Express mail between these two cities both westbound and eastbound was carried by the river streamers. They docked at the foot of "K" street in Old Sacramento.

Sam Hamilton was the first Pony Express rider over this bridge. He left Sacramento at 1:15 a.m. on April 23, 1860 crossing here a few minutes later.
Visit Instructions:
1) Locate and photograph a monument or memorial to the Pony Express, be it a stone or a mural or a roadside sign.

2) The standard rules apply: a photo of the goal and one of your GPS unit - no vacation photos or web downloads will be accepted.

3) Include the coordinates of the location and the name of the city or town in your log.

4) Feel free to include as much history as you'd like. Educate us!
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Pony Express Monuments
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
gmarkusic visited Pony Express Bridge - West Sacramento 9/13/2014 gmarkusic visited it
Geo-Sarge visited Pony Express Bridge - West Sacramento 9/13/2014 Geo-Sarge visited it
sparkey1964 visited Pony Express Bridge - West Sacramento 1/6/2011 sparkey1964 visited it

View all visits/logs