Named for the family who owned the land
on which the bridge was built, it was the first automobile bridge
built to cross the Sacramento River in Northern California.
Built in 1915 it is designated a California Historical
Landmark. After the bridge was built sons, John and Charles
Diestelhorst established a resort on the northeast bank
of the river adjacent to the bridge. It became a popular place
to go in the summer. The "Swimming hole" was
located next to the bridge and resort from 1915 until
Shasta Dam was built. The water became too cold to swim
in after the dam was built. There were many events that took place
at the swimming hole. The bridge is now connected to the
river trail and is used for bicycles and pedestrians only.
To learn more about the bridge, read Dottie Smith's books
on history in Shasta County. Extra large room with king
size bed. Bath features separate shower and extra large
“Bain Ultra” thermo massage tub. Amenities also include flatscreen
TV, spa robes, hair dryer.
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