Dinkey Historical Bridge
Bowstring arch truss bridge. Various historic websites and the historic sign at the bridge disagree on details of wood and construction.
- Bowstring through truss bridge over Dinkey Creek on an access road in the Dinkey Creek Recreation Area
- Fresno County, California
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1938
- - Civilian Conservation Corps
- According to the Dinkey Creek Recreation Area's website, it states the following about the bridge: The Dinkey Historical Bridge is a redwood, bowstring arch truss bridge, which may be the only one of its kind in California. It was among the first bridges in America to utilize steel, split-ring timber-connecting devices; a design that gave wood bridges strength to carry heavy loads. This bridge was built in 1938 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (http://www.sierranevadageotourism.org/content/dinkey-creek-recreation-area/sie4F556645EF435183E)
Span length: 92.0 ft.
Total length: 92.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 5, 1996
- Also called
- Dinkey Creek Redwood Truss Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.06737, -119.15393 (decimal degrees)
37°04'03" N, 119°09'14" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/308508/4104515 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Dinkey Creek
- 5690 ft. above sea level
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 96000911 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 49439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 13, 2014: Updated by Fmiser: Removed category "Bowstring arch" since the design is clearly a truss.
- August 28, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Uncovered wooden truss"
- April 21, 2013: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design details added photos
- November 22, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
- August 28, 2011: Added by James McCray
- James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
- Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com