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Sites Lodoga Road Bridge

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Sites Lodoga Bridge

Photo courtesy of Gene Russell, Wagon Wheels, Colusi County Historical Society

Photo submitted by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #220199

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Description 

Nice example of a Queenpost pony...probably dates from around 1910.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Grapevine Creek on Old Sites Lodoga Road
Location
Colusa County, California
Status
Abandoned
Future prospects
Bridge in danger of being flooded under Sites Reservoir.
History
Unknown construction date, bypassed in 1971.
Design
Pin Connected Pratt pony truss, steel truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 36.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Grapevine Creek Bridge
Sites Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.35416, -122.40061   (decimal degrees)
39°21'15" N, 122°24'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/551643/4356251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lodoga
Elevation
537 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 50161 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,047)
California (2,308)
Colusa County, California (15)
Doomed (1,028)
Endangered (2)
Have street view (22,460)
Owned by county (18,904)
Pin-connected (3,265)
Pony truss (15,068)
Queenpost truss (213)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,703)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,918)
Truss (29,505)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge in danger due to Sites Reservoir project
  • November 12, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added Queenpost pony truss type.
  • November 12, 2011: Added by Craig Philpott

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Sites Lodoga Road Bridge
Posted June 11, 2016, by Christopher Finigan

Since California does not have many examples of Queenpost truss bridges, this beauty should be relocated, restored, and preserved on a trail.