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Benbow Bridge

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Benbow Bridge

Benbow Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 25, 2008

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BH Photo #116086

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Overview
Concrete and stone arch bridge over Eel River on Lake Benbow Drive
Location
Humboldt County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Stone road bridge that was built in 1931 as part of the Benbow Inn Resort. Bypassed by a Hwy 101 freeway bridge. Still used but a dead end.
Design
Concrete and Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 102.0 ft.
Total length: 257.9 ft.
Deck width: 26.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.06799, -123.79090   (decimal degrees)
40°04'05" N, 123°47'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/432555/4435602 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Garberville
Inventory numbers
CA 04C-155 (California bridge number)
BH 36765 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 56.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
627

Update Log 

  • April 10, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • March 22, 2011: New photo from Michael Goff
  • February 28, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data plus bridge details
  • August 21, 2009: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected Hwy reference to Hwy 101
  • June 29, 2008: Added by Larry Matthews

Sources 

  • Larry Matthews
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-269 - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City vicinity, Del Norte, CA
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com