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Old Hwy 50 Bridge

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Old Hwy 50 Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #209634

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Description 

Abandoned Stone arch bridge

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned stone arch bridge over Unnamed tributary South Fork American River on Old Hwy 50
Location
El Dorado County, California
Status
Abandoned
History
Built during same construction period as original Riverton Bridge nearby.
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 9.0 ft.
Total length: 45.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.79125, -120.19540   (decimal degrees)
38°47'28" N, 120°11'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/743588/4297348 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pyramid Peak
Elevation
5601 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 49380 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,292)
Arch (11,443)
California (2,271)
Deck arch (10,685)
El Dorado County, California (73)
Owned by state (14,936)
Preserved (1,122)
Span length under 25 feet (6,406)
Stone arch (2,754)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,584)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2011: Added by Craig Philpott

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Old Hwy 50 Bridge
Posted February 4, 2013, by Nancy C (harveygrl50 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

We were happy to locate a pic of the barely seen old bridge. We now have a close view of it from your great picture!

Nancy & Matt