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Bartlett Springs Road Bridge

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Bartlett Springs Road Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #342989

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Description 

Pratt through truss abandoned in place after stream created new channel.

Essay 

Written by Christopher Finigan

With the loss of the Lake Street Bridge and with the finding of this bridge, the old Bartlett Springs Road Bridge may well be the only remaining pin-connected through truss bridge in Lake County. Satellite images on Google maps show the bridge partially submerged and surrounded by the Indian Valley Reservoir, which helps protect it from the wildfires. However, this bridge does not deserve to be abandoned and forgotten. I wholeheartedly believe she deserves to be preserved, restored, and reopened for pedestrian usage.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
Location
Lake County, California
Status
Inundated
Future prospects
Abandoned in place.
Design
Pratt through truss with wood deck and concrete abutments
Dimensions
Span length: 95.0 ft.
Total length: 95.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
North Fork Cache Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.15358, -122.57754   (decimal degrees)
39°09'13" N, 122°34'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/536502/4333904 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hough Springs
Elevation
1487 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 70191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected status to Inundated
  • June 11, 2016: Essay added by Christopher Finigan
  • December 6, 2015: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Christopher Finigan
  • Luke

Comments 

Bartlett Springs Road Bridge
Posted July 4, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

The 99th mystery bridge takes us to California and the Springs. There, a through truss bridge, having been submerged since 1975, has revealed itself presenting a possibility to save it before the drought ends. Details here: https://bridgehunterschronicles.wordpress.com/2018/07/04/mys...

Bartlett Springs Road Bridge
Posted June 29, 2018, by Christopher Finigan

This bridge deserves to be preserved, restored, and reopened for pedestrian usage in Lake County, as she may well be its only surviving pin-connected through truss bridge.

Bartlett Springs Road Bridge
Posted February 17, 2016, by El Tor (mmmelroy [at] icloud [dot] com)

weird to see something from indian valley out in the internets... that place is a world apart from anything even remotely internet related

Bartlett Springs Road Bridge
Posted December 6, 2015, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

A newly posted bridge in Lake County CA. Pretty cool find.