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Hammond Bridge

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Hammond Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Durham

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

View this photo at madriverunion.com

BH Photo #476582

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Facts 

Overview
Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mad River on Rail-Trail
Location
McKinleyville, Humboldt County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Former railroad bridge currently in use by pedestrians slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Covered truss built 1875; Relocated 1896; Rebuilt 1903; Pennsylvania through truss moved here from Washington in 1941; Covered truss dismantled 1955
Railroad
- Humboldt Northern Railway (HN)
Design
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

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Comments 

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-...