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Old Jenny Lind Bridge


Rancho Calaveras Bridge

Photo taken by Images Of Rancho Calaveras Organization


BH Photo #340976



Bridge is on an old alignment of Milton Road. Built around the 1930's, bypassed in 1979. Land is privately owned but acts as a local park, and bridge is open to pedestrian traffic.


Pratt through truss bridge over Calaveras River on Old Milton Road
Rancho Calaveras, Calaveras County, California
Open to pedestrian traffic on privately owned land
Two 9-panel Pratt through truss spans with timber stringer approach spans.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.08885, -120.86541   (decimal degrees)
38°05'20" N, 120°51'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/687195/4217824 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jenny Lind
Inventory number
BH 69851 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "A-frame portal"
  • March 27, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge is open to pedestrian traffic & other new info
  • November 6, 2015: New photo from Erik Hoffman
  • November 5, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: In reply to Luke, "Jenny Lind" is part of Rancho Calaveras.
  • November 1, 2015: Updated by Luke: Correction: The build date was for a bridge at another location named "Jenny Lind"
  • October 31, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Wooden deck", "Mystery"


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Rancho Calaveras Bridge
Posted March 27, 2019, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

UPDATE: That is indeed the case, the land is privately owned, but as it turns out the owners treat it as a public park and often have the gates and bridge open to pedestrian traffic.

Rancho Calaveras Bridge
Posted March 18, 2019, by Daniel

I would guess that the gates are there to allow landowner access, and that it's now all private property.

Rancho Calaveras Bridge
Posted March 17, 2019, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

What i meant by them not being permanent is that when a road is permanently closed it is usually deliberately blocked off with dirt or a concrete wall or both, and all this has is a gate held shut with a padlock.

Rancho Calaveras Bridge
Posted September 25, 2016, by Echo Annderson (Echo Anderson [at] Outlook [dot] com)

Nice little bridge. I do not live in calafornia and have no idea why the road is gated. Obviously if the gates have been there sense the bypass was built, and they've probably been there for like 37 years (I didn't do no math), they probably are permanent. if they built a fence they probably are permanent. they look very permanent.