Rating:
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North Fork Feather River Bridge

Photos 

Pulga Bridge

Looking NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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BH Photo #157242

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Video link posted by Ed Hollowell

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Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over North Fork Feather River on CA 70
Location
Butte County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1932
Design
Steel deck arch with Pratt truss characteristics
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 350.1 ft.
Total length: 684.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Pulga Crossing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79467, -121.45167   (decimal degrees)
39°47'41" N, 121°27'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/632562/4406114 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pulga
Elevation
1476 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
CA 12-38 (California bridge number)
BH 10829 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
1,450

Categories 

Arch (11,267)
Built 1932 (895)
Built during 1930s (10,690)
Butte County, California (55)
CA 70 (10)
California (2,308)
Deck arch (10,504)
Deck girder (4,597)
Feather River (22)
Girder (8,167)
Have street view (22,566)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Open (36,887)
Owned by state (13,893)
Plate girder (6,270)
Riveted (1,906)
Skewed (4,715)
Span length 250-500 feet (1,104)
Steel arch (343)
Tall Bridges (316)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,567)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2017: New photo from Luke
  • December 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • June 23, 2013: Added by Larry Matthews
  • March 6, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 31, 2010: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • March 21, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 12, 2010: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • March 12, 2010: New video from Ed Hollowell
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Updated design, added pictures, corrected GPS data

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Comments 

North Fork Feather River Bridge
Posted August 5, 2017, by Jerrell Parker (jerrell [dot] parker [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice picture of a rare bridge-over-bridge!

North Fork Feather River Bridge
Posted March 6, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Absolutely love pic #8........ this is another scene that looks like it came from a model railroad layout.

The overhead deck truss is awesome, but I like the Pennsylvania RR truss flanked with those cute (yes...I called them cute!) baby Baltimores even better.