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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

Dry Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on 3-3-08

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BH Photo #112673

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Facts 

Overview
Kingpost deck truss bridge over Dry Creek on Openshaw Rd
Location
Butte County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
A major bridge that used to be on Highway 149 between Highway 70 and Highway 99. Built in 1922. Bypassed in the late 70's by a new road, but still in use.
Design
I-Beam with under-beam tension truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 25.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60777, -121.67154   (decimal degrees)
39°36'28" N, 121°40'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/614044/4385068 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
195 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 36344 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 16, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "Kingpost truss"
  • January 2, 2021: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated design, added photos, added details, seek discussion re design
  • March 22, 2012: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • March 4, 2008: Updated by Larry Matthews
  • March 3, 2008: Updated by Larry Matthews

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Comments 

Dry Creek Bridge
Posted October 30, 2011, by ROBERT

I USED TO PROSPECT FOR GOLD JUST FEET SOUTH OF THIS BRIDGE IN THE 50'S.WE WOULD DIG POST HOLES IN THE GRAVEL DOWN TO BED ROCK AND PUMP WATER IN ALL BUT ONE.WE WOULD PUT OUR SYPHON HOSE IN IT AND TURN THE PUMPS ON.IT WAS GOOD FOR AROUND $5.00 TO $8.00 FOR AN AFTERNOONS WORK,NOT BAD FOR TEENAGERS IN THOSE DAYS.THE OLD MINERS REFERRED TO THIS STYLE OF MINING AS 'GOPHER HOLING'