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Mattole Road Bridge

Photos 

Mattole Road Bridge

Photo taken by Walt Frazer in June 2008

BH Photo #121842

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Mattole River on Mattole Road
Location
Humboldt County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1935
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 166.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27000, -124.22583   (decimal degrees)
40°16'12" N, 124°13'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/395775/4458446 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buckeye Mountain
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
205
Inventory numbers
CA 4C-189 (California bridge number)
CA 04C-189 (California bridge number)
BH 10915 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2017: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • April 11, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • September 26, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • August 18, 2008: New photo from Walt Frazer

Sources 

  • Walt Frazer - abooks [at] humboldt1 [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Mattole Road Bridge
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.