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Hammond Bridge


Hammond Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Durham

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #476582


Street Views 


Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mad River on Rail-Trail
McKinleyville, Humboldt County, California
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Former railroad bridge currently in use by pedestrians slated for demolition and replacement.
Covered truss built 1875; Relocated 1896; Rebuilt 1903; Pennsylvania through truss moved here from Washington in 1941; Covered truss dismantled 1955
- Humboldt Northern Railway (HN)
Pennsylvania through truss
Covered Howe Through Truss
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.92395, -124.12033   (decimal degrees)
40°55'26" N, 124°07'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/405669/4530918 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arcata North
Inventory number
BH 55092 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 2, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added info from Lost Bridges
  • August 31, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Railroad", "Relocated", "Rail-to-trail", "Humboldt - Meridian Logging Railroad"
  • April 11, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • January 2, 2013: Added by Nathan Holth



Hammond Bridge
Posted July 20, 2020, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Maybe someone realized a 1920s through truss is not “beyond repair” and it would be a waste of at least $2M to replace this bridge.

Hammond Bridge
Posted July 20, 2020, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Despite all the predictions, bridge appears to still be in use.

Hammond Bridge
Posted January 18, 2013, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Hammond Bridge
Posted January 2, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This county seems so completely covered, I was surprised I did not find this bridge listed. Hope I didn't miss something. Anyway, this is a railroad bridge in use for pedestrians. It is claimed to be "beyond repair" and is to be demolished and replaced. http://www.arcataeye.com/2012/12/hammond-bridge-is-close-to-...