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SN - St. John Bridge

Photos 

St John Bridge

Section of 1893-1895 USGS topo map showing bridge northwest of Chico Landing.

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BH Photo #527555

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pontoon Howe pony truss bridge over Sacramento River on Northern Electric Railroad
Location
Butte County, California, and Glenn County, California
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built ca 1907; Lost ca 1917
Railroads
- Interurban
- Northern Electric Railway (NER)
- Sacramento Northern Railway (SN)
Design
Howe pony truss
Also called
NER - St. John Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71080, -121.94475   (decimal degrees)
39°42'39" N, 121°56'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/590455/4396191 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97367 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added category "Pontoon"
  • March 27, 2022: New photo from Doug K

Comments 

NER - St. John Bridge
Posted March 27, 2022, by Luke

Found a picture in a book. Definitely an odd one. The track profile at the CSRM might reveal a different bridge was built later, but definitely a great find nonetheless, Doug K.