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Riverton Bridge

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Riverton Bridge

A major crossing of the American River on the old Lake Tahoe Wagon Road. Photo from the archives of the California Department of Transportation

Submitted by Craig Philpott

BH Photo #182745

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over South Fork American River on US HIGHWAY 50
Location
El Dorado County, California
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1901, replaced 1930.
Design
Stone arch.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Also called
South Fork American River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.76653, -120.37104   (decimal degrees)
38°45'60" N, 120°22'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/728410/4294151 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kyburz
Inventory number
BH 46574 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (12,687)
Built 1901 (580)
Built during 1900s (7,688)
California (2,722)
Deck arch (11,922)
El Dorado County, California (83)
Lost (29,273)
Lost 1930 (118)
Lost during 1930s (970)
Owned by state (16,595)
Replaced by new bridge (19,885)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,686)
Stone arch (3,297)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2012: New photo from Brian Smith
  • October 18, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Comments 

Riverton Bridge
Posted June 12, 2022, by Joel Windmiller

old 1900 Riverton bridge stone abutment new 1931 reinforced concrete girder bridge crossing over the old bridge for US 50

Riverton Bridge
Posted June 12, 2022, by Joel Windmiller

colorized view of the 1900 Riverton bridge

Riverton Bridge c1910
Posted December 23, 2020, by Bill Eaton

Postcard view of Riverton Bridge c1910.