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Bartlett Springs Road Bridge


Bartlett Springs Road Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott


BH Photo #342989

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Drone Flight including Bartlett Springs Rd Bridge

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


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.


Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
Lake County, California
Abandoned in place, streambed has channeled new path
Future prospects
Abandoned in place.
Pratt through truss with wood deck and concrete abutments
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
1487 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 70191 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


6-panel truss (831)
Abandoned (3,944)
California (2,722)
Have street view (29,293)
Lake County, California (11)
Owned by county (21,659)
Pin-connected (4,908)
Pratt through truss (6,139)
Pratt truss (10,420)
Preserved (1,231)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,681)
Through truss (17,293)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,867)
Truss (36,061)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2019: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • December 27, 2018: New Street View added by Daniel
  • September 3, 2018: New video from Craig Philpott
  • 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


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


Bartlett Springs Road Bridge
Posted August 19, 2019, by Daniel

I stopped by yesterday. Access to the road on the South side has been fenced/gated not far from the new bridge, so the only place to see it from is the existing road (and the smaller road between the river and the existing road). I'd been hoping to be able to get closer than there.

Bartlett Springs Road Bridge
Posted April 10, 2019, by Daniel

Craig, is the road in decent shape or is it pretty bad from the recent weather? I'm assuming you came from the East.

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.