Rating:
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Middle Bar Bridge

Photos 

Middle Bar Bridge - A fisherman's delight

Middle Fork Bridge showing the bridge maker information and a host of people all fishing

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in August 2011

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BH Photo #208663

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Mokelumne River on Middle Bar Road
Location
Calaveras County, California, and Amador County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1912
Builder
- Clinton Bridge & Iron Works of Clinton, Iowa
Design
Pin-connected, 10-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 204.1 ft.
Total length: 207.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.29778, -120.75000   (decimal degrees)
38°17'52" N, 120°45'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/696754/4241249 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jackson
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
23
Inventory numbers
CA 30C-16 (California bridge number)
BH 10836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • August 14, 2011: New photo from Mike Lynch
  • August 6, 2011: Updated by Luke Harden: Added Builder
  • March 16, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com

Comments 

Middle Bar Bridge
Posted April 28, 2016, by Harry Moore (kankankee [at] gmail [dot] com)

View upstream from the bridge

Middle Bar Bridge
Posted April 28, 2016, by Harry Moore (kankankee [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have fished here many times.

Middle Bar Bridge
Posted November 19, 2010, by Fan (julieand3 [at] comcast [dot] net)

This beautiful bridge was built by Clinton Ironworks Clinton, Iowa.

It has become beautifully rust color and is visited by locals routinely. Just had family pictures taken there last week!