Briceburg, California

Briceburg (formerly, Bear Creek)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mariposa County, California.[1] It is located on the Merced River near the confluence with Bear Creek, 5 miles (8 km) north-northwest of Midpines,[2] at an elevation of 1138 feet (347 m).[1] It is accessed via a bridge over the Merced River that connects Highway 140 with Briceburg Road. The bridge is a 160-foot suspension bridge built by the US Forest Service in 1937 and constructed by 30 Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees. Forest Service Engineer J.W. Nute was in charge of construction. [3]

Bridge over the Merced River at Briceburg
Location in California
Briceburg (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°36′18″N 119°58′01″W
CountryUnited States
CountyMariposa County
Elevation1,138 ft (347 m)

The name honors William M. Brice, who built a store at the location in 1926.[2]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Briceburg, California
  2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 749-750. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. Mariposa Gazette

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