"Don Pedro" was actually a mid-1800’s land owner of French descent, named Pierre Sainsevain. He was known as Don Pedro by the Mexicans in the area. The land he owned along the Tuolumne River included Don Pedro Bar which is now inundated by Don Pedro Lake.
The State Route 120/James E. Roberts Bridge is scheduled to be closed for a full week, from 5:00 a.m. the morning of Monday, March 20, through the morning of Monday, March 27. Following the 24/7 closure, the bridge will need to close a few additional nights for the removal of material and equipment.