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Hardscrabble Creek Bridge

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Hardscrabble Creek

Bridge sign and view of downstream side of Hardscrabble Creek "Vic Meedom" Memorial Bridge on Hwy 199

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in May 2013

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #257118

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Description 

The bridge is unusual in that extra expense was gone to use simulated rock and redwood guard rails.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete box girder bridge over Hardscrabble Creek on US 199 (Redwood Highway)
Location
Del Norte County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Modern Bridge with attempt to recreate stone work with redwood like guard rails
Builders
- American Civil Constructors of Littleton, Colorado (Contractor)
- Caltrans
Design
Post-tensioned concrete box girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.6 ft.
Total length: 133.5 ft.
Deck width: 43.0 ft.
Also called
Viggo "Vic" Meedom Memorial Bridgde
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.83915, -124.02601   (decimal degrees)
41°50'21" N, 124°01'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/414814/4632426 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hiouchi
Inventory numbers
CA 01-40 (California bridge number)
BH 56717 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2014)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 79.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
3,750

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2013: Updated by Mike Lynch: revised bridge info

Sources 

  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com