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Gianella Bridge

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Gianella Bridge

Flood of January 24, 1970

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Overview
Lost swing bridge over Sacramento River on State Route 32
Location
Butte County, California, and Glenn County, California
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1908-1911; Replaced 1987
Builders
- Cotton Brothers of Oakland, California
- John B. Leonard of Union City, Michigan (Engineer)
Railroads
- Northern Electric Railway (NE)
- Sacramento Northern Railway (SN)
Design
Pratt through truss swing span with two Pratt through truss approach spans.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 311.0 ft.
Total length: 577.0 ft.
Also called
Hwy 32 Bridge
Gianelli Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75000, -121.99667   (decimal degrees)
39°45'00" N, 121°59'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/585956/4400491 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
138 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added dimensions, contractor.
  • May 19, 2013: New photos from Mike Lynch
  • March 28, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • November 13, 2010: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • April 7, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-44 - Gianella Bridge
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Douglas Butler