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Golden Bear Bridge

Klamath, CA, United States
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The flood of 1964 that wiped out the small town of "Old" Klamath, not to be confused with the rebuilt Klamath on higher ground along Highway 101, was a doozy indeed. It not only took out the town, but the old Douglas Memorial Bridge as well, which featured 2 large concrete bears in honor of California's official state animal, the grizzly bear. When the new bridge was built over the Klamath River on the new highway 101, they installed 2 new bears at each end of the bridge, giving passersby a warm bear welcome to the great state of California not far over it's border with Oregon to the north.
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