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Ponderosa Way Bridge #2

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Ponderosa Way South

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2014

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BH Photo #279228

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Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over North Fork Calaveras River on Ponderosa Way
Location
Calaveras County, California
Status
Closed. Deck was destroyed by Butte Fire in 2015. Truss remains intact.
History
Built 1935; Deck destroyed by fire 2015
Design
Deck Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 169.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31668, -120.60188   (decimal degrees)
38°19'00" N, 120°36'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/709654/4243673 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rail Road Flat
Inventory numbers
CA 30F-2 (California bridge number)
BH 10837 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
20

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2016: New photo from Erik Hoffman
  • January 26, 2016: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Savable"
  • January 25, 2016: Updated by Ben Tate: Updated status
  • June 16, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Fixed typo in name.
  • March 10, 2014: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • June 5, 2013: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected design
  • November 26, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location

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Comments 

Ponderosa Way Bridge #2
Posted June 11, 2016, by Anonymous

It's amazing that the truss and stringers are intact! I imagined that the truss would have collapsed due to the heat of that fire. They're perfectly intact!

Ponderosa Way Bridge #2
Posted January 26, 2016, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the update, Brendan.

Ponderosa Way Bridge #2
Posted January 25, 2016, by Brendan Raymundo (BRaymundo [at] gmail [dot] com)

Confirmed bridge is destroyed. Medium clearance with 4wd can make it through ravine, water flow dependant. Not sure I'd do it in a non-emergency situation, though.

Ponderosa Way Bridge #2
Posted September 22, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

This bridge may have been destroyed by Butte Fire! Info needed!

Ponderosa Way Bridge
Posted March 10, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Dirt Road approaches best requiring high clearance vehicle.