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Home California Imperial County County Winterhaven Plank Road

Plank Road

Grays Well Road, 3.3 mi west from I-8, eastbound (P.M. 77.4), 18 mi W of Winterhaven , Winterhaven, CA , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 43' 30.4284", -114° 54' 39.582"
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This unique plank road, seven miles long, was the only means early motorists had of crossing the treacherous Imperial sand dunes. The 8-by-12-foot sections were moved with a team of horses whenever the shifting sands covered portions of the road. Double sections were placed at intervals to permit vehicles to pass.

Last updated: 2/15/2016 21:05:00
Plank Road Historical Marker Location Map, Winterhaven, California Map