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Grove Way Bridge


Grove Way Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010


BH Photo #169893


Street View 


Curved concrete through girder bridge over San Lorenzo Creek on Grove Way
Cherryland, Alameda County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1915
- P. A. Haviland (Engineer)
- Thomas B. Russell (Builder)
Curved concrete through girder bridge with slightly arched deck.
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.68060, -122.09376   (decimal degrees)
37°40'50" N, 122°05'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/579910/4170764 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
CA 33C-205 (California bridge number)
BH 45585 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 16, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Updated AGAIN (actually correct this time) thanks to the observations of Nathan Holth.
  • October 15, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Fixed design and road name
  • July 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos and builder info
  • July 5, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott



Grove Way Bridge
Posted October 17, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)


While extremely useful as a source, the material in files at various governmental agencies often has errors. Two of the three bridges I have been involved with had significant errors in the material on file, such as a 10 year discrepancy in build date (likely created by a transcription error many, many years ago).

I would trust the regulars here, like Nathan, more than the paperwork on file in a case like this. However, if you can, post a link to the incorrect info so that, at some point, someone can point out the error to the powers that be.


Art S.

Grove Way Bridge
Posted October 15, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


I noted you "fixed" the design of this bridge according to an update. I am curious why you are listing it as a concrete arch bridge, rather than a concrete girder (curved chord)... which is what my interpretation of it was based on a field visit. I am curious if you have encountered factual evidence (ie original bridge plans, historical news article, etc) that might contradict what the visual cues of this bridge are, which point to it functioning as a concrete girder rather than an arch.

Grove Way Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Dear anonymous, I would love to see another photographer start to take bridge pictures in California. There are many moderate size historical bridge still to be photographed in California.

Grove Way Bridge
Posted November 9, 2010, by Anonymous

You beat me to it. I drive past there every weekend and have intended to take these pictures every week. Thanks for sharing them. I had no idea it was so old. I would have guessed the 1930's.