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Glenoaks Boulevard Bridge


Glenoaks Blvd. Bridge over the Verdugo Wash

Eastward view from the west abutment



BH Photo #114327


Street View 


Pony truss bridge over Verdugo Wash on Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1938
Vierendeel pony truss
Length of largest span: 91.9 ft.
Total length: 94.2 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.16000, -118.24000   (decimal degrees)
34°09'36" N, 118°14'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/385700/3780591 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
CA 53C-735 (California bridge number)
BH 10905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 87.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • December 14, 2010: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • October 25, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • December 19, 2008: New photo from David Kimbrough
  • June 7, 2008: Categorized as rare Vierendeel pony truss
  • June 6, 2008: Updated by David Kimbrough
  • May 22, 2008: New photos from David Kimbrough


  • David Kimbrough - kimbrough-photo [at] charter [dot] net
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Vierendeel Bridges - A webpage dedicated to the work of Dutch Engineer Arthur Vierendeel
  • Nathan Holth
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Glenoaks Blvd. over the Verdugo Wash
Posted September 27, 2010, by Anonymous

I watched the clip like you said and there it was....just a glimpse. Pretty neat. Totally unbelievable the way they've kept it preserved all these years. Most bridges of that age haven't faired nearly as well. They must be doing something right in LA. Good for them.

Glenoaks Blvd. over the Verdugo Wash seen in old movie
Posted September 27, 2010, by ojc (omarcunningham [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge can be seen in a B movie from 1937 called "Assassins of Youth" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p60xcX0TKeE&feature=related (drag the cursor to 2:22) The house that is in the film is gone as you well see. There is a light blue house in it's place now. Love seeing old clips of our fair city!

Glenoaks Blvd. over the Verdugo Wash
Posted January 28, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looking at one of these Vierendeel trusses reveals a lot of similarities to a plate girder. I would be interested in finding out more about them.