Leslie's Ferry

The fine and substantial bridge across the American River at Leslie's Ferry. It was commenced in the spring of 1851, and completed in the month of September of the same year. Being 620 feet in length, 25 feet in width, and 30 feet above low water. It spans the American River about a mile east of the city, and over it pass daily the Marysville, Nevada and Auburn stages. It is on the grand thoroughfare of travel to all the rich mining counties of Placer, Nevada, Sierra and the upper part of the Yuba. No pains or expense were spared in rendering it an elegant and tasteful structure, as well as a strong and durable one.