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Sacramento River Bridge


Sacramento River Hwy 162

Looking NW.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010


BH Photo #157215


Street Views 


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


Howe Through truss bridge over Sacramento River on CA 162 Biggs Willows Road
Glenn County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1961
- Pacific-Murphy Corporation (Builder)
Main span is a divided howe through truss design. West approach is a Pratt through truss.
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
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
CA 11-17 (California bridge number)
BH 10884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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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Sacramento River Bridge
Posted August 12, 2018, by Bill (Bmwsson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

An absolute beautiful bridge if itís not historic does not make any difference because it certainly needs to be preserved very special place they created with this bridge my opinion