A Photo Tour to California Via the
HENNESS PASS ROAD
Photos copyright by Shann Rupp

The Henness Pass Road left the Truckee Route at Dog Valley and ended at Marysville.

Webber's Hotel as Shown in "A Rambling Sketch of Webber Lake" From the Pacific Rural Press, June 9, 1877.

Webber Lake Hotel, built in 1860, still in use today.

"Started on again, went 2 miles to Truckee Lake to left, one mile further passed a shanty and ranch to right.  Then took a timbered hollow 8 miles and about as rough a road as we have had."  --Loring Samuel Comstock, 1855

Webber Lake - earlier known as Little Truckee Lake.

Sierra Buttes at Sierra City, as viewed from Henness Pass.

Mountain House in the 1880's

Bridgeport (Nyes Crossing) Covered Bridge

Built in 1862 by David Isaac Johnwood with lumber from his mill in Sierra County.  This bridge was part of the Virginia Turnpike Company Toll Road which served the Northern Mines and the busy Nevada Comstock Lode.  Utilizing a combination truss and arch construction, it is one of the oldest housed spans in the west and the longest single span, wooden-covered bridge in the United States.

 


 

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