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Eel River Bridge

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Eel River Bridge N of Rio Dell

Looking South

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in December 2009

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BH Photo #150677

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Eel River on US 101 in Rio Dell
Location
Humboldt County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1941; rehabilitated 1989
Design
K type Pratt Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 304.1 ft.
Total length: 1,643.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Also called
The Scotia Bridge
Robinson Ferry Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.50967, -124.12001   (decimal degrees)
40°30'35" N, 124°07'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/405110/4484931 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hydesville
Inventory numbers
CA 4-16R (California bridge number)
CA 04-16R (California bridge number)
BH 10899 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 69.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
4,400

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Painted Seafoam Green"
  • June 19, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Painted green"
  • July 3, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • May 10, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected design description
  • December 15, 2009: New photos from Craig Philpott

Related Bridges 

  • Fernbridge (Downstream) - One modern bridge between structures
  • Eel River Bridge (Upstream) - Two modern bridges between structures

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Comments 

Eel River Bridge
Posted September 23, 2015, by Polly Petersen (PollyP [at] gmail [dot] com)

Paul E. Mudgett Memorial bridge reopened in middle September 2015 after $3 million in repairs. The southbound bridge at this location is named the "Nello J Barsanti Memorial Bridge".

Eel River Bridge
Posted March 7, 2010, by Anonymous

This bridge collapsed in the floods of 1964 and 1986. There was a third arch to this bridge which was hed away in the flood of 1964. It was replaced with the skyway portion seen above.