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Chili Bar Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #159450

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Arch bridge over S Fork Amer River on Hwy. 193
Location
Chili Bar, El Dorado County, California
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1922; replaced in 1993
Builders
- Henry Lahiff of County Galway, Connach, Republic of Ireland
- John B. Leonard of Union City, Michigan (Engineer)
Design
Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.9 ft.
Total length: 383.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.76500, -120.82000   (decimal degrees)
38°45'54" N, 120°49'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/689402/4292955 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Garden Valley
Inventory numbers
CA 25-33 (California bridge number)
BH 44634 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 35.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
1,700

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2016: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Henry Lahiff"
  • November 11, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • March 27, 2010: Added by Jason Smith

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com