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Sacramento River Bridge

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Sacramento River Hwy 162

Looking NW.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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BH Photo #157215

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Description 

Work was started by Johnson Western Company on the substructure and approaches in March 1947. The Judson, Pacific-Murphy Corporation was the contractor for the superstructure. Cost was one-half million dollars. Opening of the bridge ended the state operated trans-river ferry that began May 1941. This was the last state operated ferry on the Sacramento River and the ferry was sent down river to Stockton to serve as a standby unit in the San Joaquin Delta region. Courtesy, Wagon Wheels, Colusa County Historical Society

Facts 

Overview
Howe Through truss bridge over Sacramento River on CA 162
Location
Glenn County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1961
Builder
- Pacific-Murphy Corporation (Builder)
Design
Main span is a divided howe through truss design. West approach is a Pratt through truss.
swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 292.0 ft.
Total length: 4,389.3 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Also called
Highway 162 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45667, -121.99500   (decimal degrees)
39°27'24" N, 121°59'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/586463/4367937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Butte City
Inventory numbers
CA 11-17 (California bridge number)
BH 10884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 65.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
2,400

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • January 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 14, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added builder info
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Updated design, corrected build year, added photos

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Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler