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Ponderosa Way Bridge #3

Photos 

Ponderosa Way North Closed

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2014

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BH Photo #279247

Map 

Description 

Abandoned in place. Road deck destroyed by fire. Upon the destruction of this bridge, Ponderosa Way leading up to it was abandoned and fell into disrepair. Ponderosa Way on the south end has been blocked with a gate after the condition became so bad that it was unsafe, and Ponderosa on the north end ends right before the bridge because of a large landslide on the Mokelumne cliffs that destroyed part of the road, seperating the road from the north approach.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge over North Fork Mokelumne River on former Ponderosa Way
Location
Amador County, California, and Calaveras County, California
Status
Deck destroyed by fire, abandoned in place. Approach decks, however, are okay except for minor burning.
Design
Parker pony truss with external vertical bracing.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 136.0 ft.
Total length: 204.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.34090, -120.63087   (decimal degrees)
38°20'27" N, 120°37'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/707050/4246295 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mokelumne Hill
Elevation
811 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 56480 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Fixed typo in name.
  • March 10, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos
  • June 5, 2013: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Erik Hoffman - norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com