This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway .
It has a spectacular view of Donner Lake andDonner Pass on Route 80. ( I=80, about 40 miles west of Reno , NV , but still in California ).
A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge ( Old Hwy 40 at
Donner Summit , Truckee ) on Saturday when two cars, also
crossing the bridge, scared the bear into jumping over the
edge of the bridge. Â Somehow the bear caught the ledge
and was able to pull itself to safety. Â A uthorities decided
that nothing could be done to help Saturday night so they
returned Sunday morning to find the bear sound asleep on
After securing a net under the bridge the bear was tranquilized,
fell into the net, lowered, then woke up and walked out of the net.
There is a moral to this story you know; this old bear made
a wrong move and found he was hanging by his nails. Somehow
he was able to pull himself up onto the ledge where he saw he
was in a very bad, impossible situation and what did he do?
Yep, he took a nap and sure enough God took care of the
situation while he was asleep.
The moral of the story is that when confronted with a bad
situation, sometimes the best solution is to take a nap and
letÂ God take care of the rest.