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NWP - Eureka Slough Bridge

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Eureka Slough RR bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2010

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BH Photo #164932

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Motorcar Ride Over Bridge

A track inspection car runs over the bridge in July 2018 prior to planned reopening for rail and trail use.

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Description 

Vertical lift Deck plate girder. Extremely simple lift design. North pier is round and retain ring gear elements from previous use as center pier of former swing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Eureka Slough on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Location
Eureka, Humboldt County, California
Status
Open to authorized vehicles only
Future prospects
Being reopened for use of excursion trains and trail use as of July 2018
Railroads
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Vertical lift Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 719.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Also called
Humboldt Bay Trail - Eureka Slough Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.80679, -124.14254   (decimal degrees)
40°48'24" N, 124°08'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/403629/4517937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eureka
Elevation
11 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45220 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2018: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 2, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 16, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 10, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • May 10, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Comments 

Eureka Slough Railroad Bridge
Posted July 15, 2013, by Anonymous

Eureka Slough lift bridge odd drawing.