Centerville Bridge--Butte County Bridge # 17, 1907-1997
Gift of the Collectors Gallery, Oakland Museum of California

Printed below image: "Residents are of course concerned about the bridge going out, . . . glad that nobody was injured, and that there wasn't a schoolbus going over at the time. Residents plan to meet to discuss carpooling, issues related to propane, mail delivery, and school bus service for the children. In Butte Creek Canyon, I am Linda Watkins-Bennett, Channel 12 News."
Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography, 1850-2000. Great Hall, High Bay, March 3 - May 26, 2001.

"Using a large-format camera and hydraulic lift, Fricker hoists himself well above the land and its inhabitants. His wide-reaching, omnipotent vantage point, similar to that of many nineteenth-century painters, suggests man's harmonious dominion over nature. Yet Fricker's choice of subject tells us otherwise. Here a wrathful nature proves her dominance by destroying a town's lifeline, leaving bystanders helpless." (From the book, "Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography."
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