Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
 
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper



StreetView Home Files: Newest/Popular Top Submitters Add a File
 

Foresthill Bridge - xXx Corvette Driveoff Bridge



DescriptionRatingInfo
The Foresthill Bridge over the American River is the tallest bridge in the U.S. state of California. It is sometimes referred to as the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge or the Auburn Bridge. Originally constructed to accompany the Auburn Dam, the bridge stands 730 feet above the riverbed. It was built in 1971 by Kawasaki Heavy Industries and opened in 1973. The bridge spans the North Fork of the American River between the towns of Auburn and Foresthill in the Sierra Foothills. Pedestrians can walk the length of the bridge in both directions. There is anti-Auburn Dam graffiti, showing protest of the planned dam, on the bridge's underside. The bridge has become a popular site for BASE jumping. The bridge can be seen in the beginning of the action movie xXx in which Vin Diesel's character Xander Cage is seen driving a stolen red Chevrolet Corvette off of it, then jumping from the car mid-flight and parachuting to his accomplices at the bottom of Auburn Ravine.

0

[log-in]



Pop Score
1908
Submitted: 03/04/2009

By: SpiderX22

Location: Auburn, CA

Category: Bridges/Tunnels

Google Earth View in Google Earth
Google Maps View in Google Maps


Social Tools:
Delicious Del.icio.us
Digg Digg
Mixx Mixx
StumbleUpon StumbleUpon
TwitThis TwitThis

Comments

No comments on this item yet.

Post a comment
(no HTML)
You must be logged in to leave a comment.

 

Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2017 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en Espaᯬ - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en Fran硩s