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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

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Newark Slough Swing Bridge

Looking South. Abandoned in place very difficult to approach

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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BH Photo #169923

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Description 

This bridge was built in 1908 it hardly ever had to open for water traffic. During a 30 year period it only opened 6 times and one 16 year period in never opened at all. It had a gas engine to open the draw. It is abandoned in place in the open position.

source "California Drawbridges" Bernard C. Winn

Facts 

Overview
Baltimore through truss bridge over Newark Slough on Caltrain
Location
Newark, Alameda County, California
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1910
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Baltimore through truss rotating swing bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 181.0 ft.
Total length: 417.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Newark Slough draw bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.51204, -122.08257   (decimal degrees)
37°30'43" N, 122°04'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/581079/4152072 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newark
Elevation
15 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R trick
  • April 16, 2015: New photo from Zachary S
  • July 2, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • July 18, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • June 5, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Zachary S
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com