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Lotus Bridge (California)
Posted March 23, 2018, by Jeri Lee Hicks (jl_riverdays_09 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The new bridge being built is now experiencing high water and the supports used to assist the folks working on it are unstable and in danger of floating down stream.

Posted March 22, 2018, by Rodi Lee (rodi1918 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The name of the creek is Hancock (no 'd')

The stone aqueduct/flume in not a vehicle bridge but part of the Negro Hill ditch.

Posted March 18, 2018, by Macalister Clyde Crowl (mac [dot] crowl [at] gmail [dot] com)

Closed until 9/18.

Posted March 12, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The overhead bracing is not original. At first, I thought it was a replacement for original bracing. Then I noticed the bridge is configured as a Half-Hip Pratt. Then I found the NRHP Nomination... If the NRHP nomination (attached) is accurate, this bridge was originally a pony truss! Never heard of a half-hip pin connected pony truss of this span length.

Posted March 9, 2018, by John Fahey (jtfftj [at] gmail [dot] com)

I can share a memory from this bridge. My parents and I took a rare family vacation from home in Los Angeles to northern California. The course of our travels brought us to an overnight in Redding. It was 1962 and I was 16. I should add that the last description anyone would have used for me was athletic. We stayed at a motel on Market Street after a day's driving and I took a walk towards the river. And from that street I saw the railroad bridge in the distance. And for some unknown and unexpected reason, I started to run across the open field to the bridge. It felt good to reach the bridge without stopping. I was not on to take any joy from running, but I was happy in that moment. I see now on the map the distance was about 3 tenths of a mile. Certainly not very far by any standard, but far enough to make a memory that stays with me to this day.

Posted February 27, 2018, by Anonymous

Under new research by the City, it has been determined that this bridge was "built by 1928". Not 1940, which cal-trans has assumed for years.

Honeydew Bridge (California)
Posted February 26, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Posted February 24, 2018, by Christopher Finigan

The reason why the Eastern Span was replaced was primarily due to its foundations. The Western Span is constructed on caissons going all the way down to the bedrock underneath the bay. The Eastern span, however, was constructed on timber pilings that went only 100-150 ft into the soil beneath the bay. In an earthquake, the soil, which is mostly clay, will shake like a bowl of jello in what is known as amplification. The wooden pilings would have collapsed and the bridge would have plunged into the bay.

Posted February 20, 2018, by Anonymous

Name is *Ruck-a-Chucky

Posted February 19, 2018, by Luke

Love the pics of the Key System's Bay Bridge motors.

(For those who don't know, the lower level of the Bay Bridge was half road, half trolley until 1959.)

Posted February 19, 2018, by Raul (Raul [dot] suarez [at] wavestream [dot] com)

This bridge has seen a major facelift that is not reflected in your indicators

Posted February 15, 2018, by Anonymous

This bridge has been unused since 1976, and was operated by the SP.

Posted February 14, 2018, by Bob Genova (rgeno [at] earthlink [dot] net)

This bridge brings back memories of growing up in Burbank in the Fifties and Sixties.

Those old SP logos, in brass I believe, would be a treasure. I think all four are still intact.

Posted February 10, 2018, by Nina

Thanks, Don :)

Posted February 10, 2018, by Don Morrison

Pretty good chance that this is the bridge you're looking for, Nina.

Posted February 3, 2018, by H fox (Hfox [at] hardyfox [dot] com)

The bridge you call “River Road Bridge” is actually “Hacienda Bridge.” It is a county of Sonoma Historic bridge.

Posted January 31, 2018, by Jeff Shaner (jeff2076 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have a 1 foot section of suspension cable that was handed down to me I would donate to the right museum.

Posted January 26, 2018, by Luke

1963 aerial shows the current bridge there, looking awfully fresh.

So I'm thinking someone at Caltrans/FWHA derped and put down "1926" instead of "1962".

Posted January 26, 2018, by Luke

Historicaerials shows a railroad girder here in 1952.

Posted January 26, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Nice video David. I lived in the South Bay and had been through the tunnel many times but it never occurred to me that it was the same Vermont that I knew in San Pedro!

Posted January 26, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Ok, so I saw an old street map that was on the wall in Martin Chevrolet in Torrance that seemed to date from the 1960's and it showed Hawthorne Blvd. jogging to the east at 190th St. and both of those streets crossing the tracks -at grade level- before Hawthorne returned to it's current alignment. Also there is a scene in the movie "Gone In Sixty Seconds" (the 1970's one) which had a chase going over that railroad grade crossing. That is why I am saying that the railroad, Hawthorne Blvd. and 190th St. did not exist in the current configuration until sometime in the 1970's.

Posted January 25, 2018, by John (Abdale19211 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Is this the tunnel in the Twilight Zone Hichhiker episode? Looks very much like it.

Posted January 16, 2018, by Karl Gohl (akgguy [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge has been completely replaced. The new bridge opened in late 2016 or early 2017. The wooden pedestrian bridge is still there.

Posted January 12, 2018, by Elizabeth Yarlott (H2oyarlott [at] aol [dot] com)

In 1975 my husband to be and I carved our initials on this bridge. In 2007 we revisited the bridge, and though there had been a fire, we still made out our initials.

Posted January 10, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Seems to me the steel stringers are acting more like piers or bents. I have zero engineering experience, BTW


Posted January 9, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge remains in storage and available for reuse. Please see the listing (which includes a link to in-storage photos) on the Historic Bridge Foundation Bridge Marketing website here.

Posted January 9, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thank you,Luke.

Posted January 9, 2018, by Luke

Based off of the road is California state highway 271, MEN is the abbreviation for Mendocino County, and 17.92 is the mile marker

Posted January 9, 2018, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Can someone explain to me what 271 MEN and 1792 mean on the sign in picture #2?

Posted January 8, 2018, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NBI has this as a steel stringer. Should the bridge be classified by the wood under the deck or the steel stringers underneath?

Posted January 8, 2018, by Stephanie (yngmark7777 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge washed out during the 2017 flood. The new bridge will be completed soon

Posted January 4, 2018, by richard Hartzell (RICHARD_HARTZELL [at] DOT [dot] CA [dot] GOV)

Saw some errors on your website.

The Caltrans Bridge # is 53-0382

The name is College Street Overcrossing or College St OC.

The bridge was built in 1938/1939 -- under Roosevelt's/ Ickes New Deal program

Posted January 3, 2018, by laura cooskey (mattolehistory [at] frontiernet [dot] net)

Good entry and information. Only thing is that the bridge was completed in 1923. I don't know why all the official information says 1935. I have a photo of tow-headed little kids born in the 1910s posing next to it when it was brand-new. Buck Miner (born 1925) said it was there when he was born. The new road on the north side of the Mattole River, replacing the Gardner Grade, was opened in 1923, when the two bridges across the Mattole were completed: the suspension bridge at Shields' Ford (just upstream from present Elwyn Lindley bridge) and the Concrete Arch bridge just upstream of present A.Way Park.

Thanks for letting me set the record straight.

Posted January 2, 2018, by Michael Larson (mikel [at] RangerBlue [dot] com)

After considering my statement of Dec 30, I rescind the comment that the I Street Bridge was fabricated in Pennsylvania. Kyle Wyatt indicated that it had been fabricated in 1911 in the east, shipped to Sacramento and then assembled in 1912. He did not specify fabrication in Pennsylvania. That was my mistake.

Posted December 30, 2017, by Michael Larson (mikel [at] RangerBlue [dot] com)

Some items on this page appear to be incorrect or to be referring to a different bridge or location. Items of concern are the location of the Yolo Causeway Bridge, and latitude and longitude designations. Rather than as indicated on the map the Yolo Causeway Bridge begins at the western end of West Sacramento and extends westward to Chiles Rd. carrying Highway 80 (The Lincoln Highway, The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) over the Yolo Bypass, It does not go “over [the] Sacramento River."  The photo of the 1920s postcard does show the Yolo Causeway with its bascule bridge. The newer causeway no longer contains the bascule bridge.

The posted longitude and latitude point to a highway bridge that crosses the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel. That bridge is not a bascule bridge. The north bound portion of Jefferson Blvd. to the east of that location does include a draw bridge. It could be a bascule bridge. The William B. Stone lock to the east of this bridge, as well as the bridge itself, are no longer functional as lock or moving bridge. The north bound portion of Jefferson Blvd. also contains a single railroad track.

Posted December 30, 2017, by Michael Larson (mikel [at] RangerBlue [dot] com)

I have no access to technical drawings of the I Street Bridge. I have collected the following information regarding bridges crossing within the immediate area of the current bridge from the California RR Museum Library, 111 I St, Sacramento.

The "1911" I Street Bridge is the fifth bridge to have crossed within a hundred yards of its current location. The first was a wagon bridge built in 1858 approximately 100 feet upstream of the current bridge. It was followed in 1870 by a railroad bridge built by California Pacific Railroad. In 1875 the Central Pacific Railroad built an improved bridge beside it. In 1895 the Southern Pacific Railroad built a bridge downstream of the current bridge. This bridge left the west bank near the current F Street (historically Harriett Street). This bridge met the east side of the river near the current location of the turntable at the California RR Museum. The tracks then ran north and east to the 1879 Central Pacific passenger depot.

The California RR Museum Library has photos of all five of these bridges. In Summer of 2017 these photos were in boxes labeled Shops 10A and Shops 10B. Shops 10A has photos of the first four bridges. Shops 10B has photos specific to the "1911" bridge.

The comments and illustrations made by the 1996 organizer of these boxes contradicted what I saw in the photographs. These contradictions were very confusing and raised questions in my mind regarding the specific location of these bridges. My confusion was completely eliminated when Kyle K. Wyatt, Parks and Recreation Historian at the library, offered a diagram of the true locations of the five bridges. The title of this document was "SP Sacramento Shops Vault Coll. CSRM March 1912" This particular diagram was not part of the boxes that I viewed in Summer 2017.

Kyle Wyatt also related to me that the I Street Bridge was fabricated in Pennsylvania in 1911, shipped to Sacramento, and assembled in situ in 1912. Therefore, my "1911".

Kyle Wyatt may have access to specific technical drawings of the I Street Bridge.

I have copies of many of the photographs, illustrations, and documents from the mentioned boxes. I do not have permission to publish them.

The Museum Library is one of many resources for information regarding this bridge.

Note: California Pacific and Central Pacific were two separate companies at the relevant times mentioned.

I welcome any comments or corrections.

Posted December 25, 2017, by Dave Wade (dmwade55 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While I'm not a big fan of graffitti, this particular bridge has a long and rich tradition of it. I don't know how it started, but its near a college town and also on a popular cycling route. I think I have a recent photo and will upload it when I find it.

Posted December 18, 2017, by Brian Ferrero

Soon to be a bridge to nowhere.........12/2007

Posted November 30, 2017, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Reading this, a parallel light rail bridge is proposed to be built alongside the bridge, not detracting from the historic nature. Hopefully this plan will ultimately be executed.

Posted November 27, 2017, by travis percell (roadtripfpv [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited last month:

Posted November 14, 2017, by Bill Black (William [dot] Black [at] Berlin [dot] de)

Bridge inventory number

Posted November 11, 2017, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Dear John Leighton,

That WAS the prognosis, but Yuba County just got a grant, so now they say they're going to for sure fix it in Spring 2018.

Posted October 14, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looks like this bridge needs to get replaced because it no longer operates.

Posted October 11, 2017, by Anonymous

Post them, please.

Posted October 10, 2017, by Hari (hkhalsa10 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have pictures of the bridge from 10/8/17 and can confirm it is open for traffic.

Posted October 1, 2017, by Tony Arioli (Califtony707 [at] aol [dot] com)

The second image was used on the cover of the 1968 San Mateo telephone directory, if my memory serves me right. The coming of the replacement span in late 1967 to me was a graphic reminder of the rapid changes that were taking place in the Bay Area...

Posted September 17, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Obviously the bridge in the street view is the CA 162 bridge.

Posted September 16, 2017, by Bill Bishop (wbishop48 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My pals and I dived off the suspension bridge at Bidwell Bar State Park many times in the 1960s. The ranger was nicknamed "Smiley". If he saw us he would yell and wave his arms but he couldn't catch us-didn't even try. There used to be a picture of Smiley in the Municipal Auditorium in Oroville with his real name. We used to carry our tubes up the railroad grade past the confluence of the South Fork and then float back down to Bidwell Bar. Used to be a concession on the north side with a bumper pool table. I was very sad when they built the dam.

Posted September 8, 2017, by David (volcrano [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think this is mislabled. The 2-mile long Summit Tunnel is the one still in use. The one that is abandoned is tunnel #6 which is 1659 feet. Tunnels 7 and 8 were also abandoned.

Posted August 26, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

I drove over the replacement bridge on January 16, and noticed the old bridge had recently been demolished. YouTube videos show the bridge being demolished on January 10, 2017. Antlers Bridge: 1941-2017

Posted August 25, 2017, by Mark Shoemaker (markshoemaker [at] msn [dot] com)

There are aerial fotos from 1938 showing two Culver bridges crossing Ballona Creek, east and westbound. Do you know what happened to the second bridge? The current crossing is now only one lane in each direction.

Posted August 20, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

Probably relocated here in 1932.

Posted August 17, 2017, by Carrol (carrolcox2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is there anyone out there that is familiar with the Martindale Bridge in Laytonville, CA. about the era of 1836? Any info on that bridge or if you can tell me where I might find a pic. of the bridge would be appreciated.

Thank you...

Posted August 10, 2017, by Craig Harris (Craig_r [dot] harris [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just spent some time inspecting the rehabilitated span. Its such a beautiful bridge. I think the engineers stayed true to her original design. One has to really look to see the blend between the old and the new, very nicely done.

May she last another hundred years and more!

Posted August 10, 2017, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

This bridge was the location of a notorious murder in December 1986.

Posted August 10, 2017, by Greg (Greg19921223 [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's a shame people park illegally here, deface everything with graffiti and toss litter around. Wish the city would do something about it.

Posted August 5, 2017, by Jerrell Parker (jerrell [dot] parker [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nice picture of a rare bridge-over-bridge!

Posted July 25, 2017, by Kristi Williams (dragnflydreamr [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes im sure ive got one somewhere. Ill have to search for one to get you. I can be seen from google earth but it's not the best view. Ill see what i can find. :)

Posted July 25, 2017, by Kristi Williams (dragnflydreamr [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a bridge not very far downstream from this one. Its right before you enter the lost golden trout campgrounds. Ive done tons of searching but I cant find any information on it. I possibly am not searching the right thing but just curious.I spend a lot of time in the area between the 2 bridges gold mining and have found some really cool old artifacts. Can you help me?

Posted July 23, 2017, by Craig Philpott (craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Road through bridge is open, just posted drone video of bridge.

Posted July 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ms. Williams:

Thanks for mentioning the other bridge. Do you have a photograph of it? I am sure that some of us will be happy to help identify the bridge type and possibly give you a rough estimation on when it might have been built.

Posted July 19, 2017, by Kristi Williams (dragnflydreamr [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a bridge not very far downstream from this one. Its right before you enter the lost golden trout campgrounds. Ive done tons of searching but I cant find any information on it. I possibly am not searching the right thing but just curious.I spend a lot of time in the area between the 2 bridges gold mining and have found some really cool old artifacts. Can you help me?

Posted July 17, 2017, by Franki (frankisantoro [at] icloud [dot] com)

How come no one nor any website can tell me the depth of the tunnel and or the tracks of the twin peaks tunnel at the Forest Hill Station...............

Posted June 25, 2017, by Luke

According to both this bridge and the WP bridge were constructed around the same time.

Posted June 25, 2017, by Paul Betancourt (betancp [at] gmail [dot] com)

That's actually the third span in that location: the grade and concrete piers from the second span (which washed out in 1909, IIRC) are still visible - there are also several submerged railroad cars from an unsuccessful effort by SP to save the second span. There's a good piece in an article about Elvas that ran in the Winter 2016 issue of SP Trainline that covers the bridges.

Posted June 19, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

It is a relief to hear that one of the most significant and unique historic bridges in California remains after the floods!

Posted June 19, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is great news. Thanks for the update. We were concerned about this one.

Posted June 19, 2017, by Anon

I drove across the bridge twice yesterday while running a bird survey route. Yes, it is still standing even after our very rainy winter.

Posted June 15, 2017, by Gil Graham (ggraham [at] baileybridge [dot] com)

"Bailey" became somewhat generic decades ago (like "kleenex" for tissue paper). I agree with the suggestions about using "modular panel truss" or "modular truss panel" as a description since there are several manufacturers, each with a variety of models or styles that look mostly the same.

FMiser's previous comments are also correct about the "Treadway" style. Like the "medium girder bridge" (MGB)it too was something related to the Military but not Bailey. I enjoy this website!

Posted June 14, 2017, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I doesn't look like there is a Bailey truss in that photo - but there is. Way back in the trees and shadows. The approach span that is easy to see is pretty odd.

Posted June 13, 2017, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nathan, Gil may have to clarify - but I read it as a description of a general type, not a specific . Bailey seems to be only one of the US Army modular bridging trusses, usually not a deck truss though. A US Army deck truss that comes to mind is the MGB (Medium Girder Bridge). This bridge is not build with that truss either.

So my thought is rather than calling all of these modular panel bridges a "Bailey" - since ones such as this are not a Bailey truss at all - maybe there is a more accurate description.

"Modular", "pre-fabricated" and "panel" seem to be defining characteristics of this type, whether Bailey, Callender-Hamilton, Acrow, Mabey Johnson, Janson, Quadricon, or others. So maybe "pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"? Kinda wordy, but there are other wordy categories! All the examples I'm thinking of could clearly sorted.

Posted June 12, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

I visited the bridge during trip to Pismo Beach last year and found it completely fenced off. This bridge is closed for good.

Posted June 12, 2017, by Nathan B Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Gil below commented on the exact type of bridge: US Army modular deck bridges. If there is concern about specificity of "modular" then the category could be called "US Army modular" for example may be better. Other countries have their own modular designs. Callender-Hamilton truss for example is another.

Posted June 12, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)


That seems reasonable to me. I am glad that you are still lurking in here. I was wondering where you had been.

Posted June 12, 2017, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I changed the design type to Warren. And I'm wondering if there should be a category "modular"?

Posted June 12, 2017, by Gil Graham (ggraham [at] baileybridge [dot] com)

Several of these have been improperly labeled as Baileys. The confusion arises from he fact that these are US Army modular deck bridges. I think the nomenclature is either H5 or H10 based on the truss panel size. I believe the design pre-dates the Bailey design. If I come across more info on these I'll forward it on.

Posted June 11, 2017, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Are not Baileys usually squared at the ends, verticals not diagonals

Posted June 11, 2017, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is labeled as Bailey truss but looks like a Warren to me. Maybe the angle has my eyes seeing this wrong.

Posted May 17, 2017, by Erik Hoffman (norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com)

As of May 2017, this bridge has been inaccessible due to slides since January, and I expect it to stay closed through June.

Posted May 15, 2017, by Chris (c319chris [at] aol [dot] com)

The tree's official name is "El Palo Alto".

Posted May 8, 2017, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Here is a news article on the ongoing rehab:

In my home state of Michigan, bridge projects are typically a local curiosity and it is customary for nearby residents to walk down into a construction site to see what's going on at the end of the day. Apparently this is not allowed in California because they have a nasty sign posted saying "No Trespassing Alarm Will Sound, Police Will Be Dispatched" so apparently this bridge is being guarded like a diamond in a museum!!!

Posted May 6, 2017, by Ken Herrick (kchdlh [at] sonic [dot] net)

My house, in the Oakland hills and to be for sale next year, incorporates timbers salvaged from the old Richardson Bay redwood bridge. It was built in 1961 (Benjamin Fishstein, architect) In many of the beams and posts the original bolt-holes remain visible. I attach a recent photo.

Ken Herrick


Posted May 1, 2017, by Anonymous
Posted April 26, 2017, by John Leighton (jleighton313 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I live in Camptonville, near this bridge, and I just wanted to report that the road to this bridge has been crippled so badly by the recent storms in California that it might never open, and even if it does, it'll be 3-4 years out.

Posted April 25, 2017, by Charles Morgan (sauchai [at] aol [dot] com)

Cory Golliday provided this old picture of the steel bridge that we old folks remember jumping off in the 50s and 60s. Not a great picture, but better than a poke in the eye!

Posted April 23, 2017, by David Korinek (davidkorinek50 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thank you Bridge Hunter,

I finally found the possible bridge that had the builder signage that I recently bought. This is a cast iron sign 5' x 14" that says Cal. Bridge Co.

Oakland Cal. The sign is about 1 inch thick & has 4 tapered holes 3/4 inch holes that was probably hung with rivets. I see that this is the only bridge that I can find on file that this company built so far.

Thanks again, David Korinek Lewiston Cal

Posted April 20, 2017, by 1122334455 (edh4801 [dot] 27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is currently underwater.

Posted April 19, 2017, by John M. Loghry (jloghry [at] nctv [dot] com)

I grew up with this bridge. My brother Pat (now deceased) and friend Tom even tried to climb the trestle from the ground next to the river to the top. When we finally did reach the top a train was approaching from the Redding direction. We were too far from the end of the bridge to make it to safety, so we climbed over the side and hanged on until the 100 car freight train passed us by. We then climbed back down and never tried that again. From the Redding park on the north side of the river we watched many artists paint pictures of the bridge and or the old automobile bridge across the Sacramento river which were both beautiful sites that remain embedded in my brain nearly seventy years later.

Posted April 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Also, as this bridge carries a railroad in addition to traffic, the railroad may have archives. If John Marvig chimes in, I would rely on his advice as he is one of our railroad experts on here.


Posted April 14, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hi Elizabeth:

There are a few possibilities. The city or county might have copies. If not, the State Historical Society or perhaps CALTRANS might have something in their archives. The other possibility might be the archives of the bridge company if they still exist. I would suggest starting with the city and seeing if they can point you in the right direction. Best wishes in your quest.


Posted April 14, 2017, by Elizabeth Burnside (eabby414 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am looking to get some technical designs/drawings re I Street Bridge in Sacramento, CA along with any interesting history about it. Could you direct me to where I can attain these items.

Posted April 3, 2017, by David (cooneydavid58 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What happened to the old maxwell bridge? I heard rumors it went to Oregon?

Posted March 25, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

It's likely the bridge was destroyed by the Christmas Flood of 1964.

Posted March 24, 2017, by James Reyome (justreyome [at] gmail [dot] com)

I used this bridge for climbing practice in the mid 80s. It was perfect; the angled structures on the side made perfect stepping-off places. As I recall it was about a 90 foot free rappel. Then I would clip Jumars onto the rope and climb back up. I spent many a happy afternoon here!

Posted March 18, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

The tree tunnel and surrounding forest are actually that of the Coast Redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens), which are the tallest trees on Earth.

Posted March 18, 2017, by Douglas Butler

This railroad bascule bridge is similar to the B&O South Chicago rail bridge Baltimore warren truss was also struck few times then was removed in 1955. Much in common however the whole bridge was completely removed before the B&O Calumet River rail drawbridge only has the span torn from its supports in 1988 leaving but a counterweight bridge tower

Posted March 18, 2017, by Glen Mallory (mailglenmallory [at] gmail [dot] com )

I, too, grew up in Paradise. I loved the swimming hole at the Nelson Bar Bridge. However, the bridge was not used "until the day the lake took it." The steel girder bridge was dismantled and removed before the lake filled. When the lake is high enough, the waterway is navagable beyond the former location of the bridge. It would have become a major navigation hazzard.

During dry years, I have walked down to the bridge site of with boys. The deep swimming hole is completely silted in. The big rocks are only 10' high above the silt.

Posted March 15, 2017, by Rod Todd (tdranch [at] charter [dot] net)

Oops again. I see what you did there: your Alderpoint Bridge IS the Cain Rock Bridge.

Posted March 15, 2017, by Rod Todd (tdranch [at] charter [dot] net)

Oops, Cain Rock Bridge is SOUTH of Alderpoint, CA. Upstream, yes.

Posted March 15, 2017, by Rod Todd (tdranch [at] charter [dot] net)

I believe info and photo here is for the downstream Eel River Bridge,not Cain Rock Bridge. Neat website! No Cain Rock Bridge info? You can see it on Google Earth by searching for Alderpoint, CA then panning a few miles north, upriver. Td