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Webster Street Drawbridge (1898)

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #425344

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on Webster Street
Location
Alameda, Alameda County, California
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1898; Removed 1926
Railroads
- East Bay Electric Lines
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Streetcar
Design
Pratt through truss swing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.79210, -122.27546   (decimal degrees)
37°47'32" N, 122°16'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/563792/4182995 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oakland West
Inventory number
BH 72403 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2018: Updated by Luke: Reverted entry back to being for the 1898 iteration of the Webster Street bridge
  • April 28, 2018: Updated by Douglas Butler: Corrected entry
  • June 2, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke

Comments 

Webster Street Drawbridge (1898)
Posted April 28, 2018, by Luke

After further research, it appears that your image IS of Webster Street... just not the 1898 one this entry is for. It's of the 1871 iteration that was relocated to Bay Farm Island after it was replaced by this one.

https://books.google.com/books?id=k-htyaS_jkAC&q=webster+str...

https://books.google.com/books?id=Vybt_qdoO6QC&dq=webster+st...

Bay Farm Island Drawbridge (Older)
Posted April 28, 2018, by Douglas Butler

You can move the last photo to the Webster Street Drawbridge Luke

Webster Street Drawbridge (Old)
Posted April 28, 2018, by Luke

Yes, as your image matches up more with

http://alamedainfo.com/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Bay%...

and

http://alamedainfo.com/wp-content/uploads/photo-gallery/Old%...

than it does with any image of Webster Street.

Webster Street Drawbridge (Old)
Posted April 27, 2018, by Luke

Doug, your Caltrans image matches up with the old Bay Farm Island Bridge: http://alamedainfo.com/alameda-trains-ferry-ships/#