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The Bridge to Nowhere

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The Bridge to Nowhere

Northward view from east bank. (00049326)

Los Angeles Public Library

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Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge
Location
Los Angeles County, California
Status
Abandoned
History
It spans the East Fork of the San Gabriel River and was meant to be part of a road connecting the San Gabriel Valley with Wrightwood. The East Fork Road was washed out during the great flood of March 1-2, 1938 and the bridge was abondoned.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.28319, -117.74696   (decimal degrees)
34°16'59" N, 117°44'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/431248/3793808 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
2697 ft. above sea level
USGS topographic map
Mount San Antonio
Inventory number
BH 38466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • January 13, 2009: Updated by David Kimbrough
  • January 3, 2009: Added by David Kimbrough

Sources 

  • David Kimbrough - kimbrough-photo [at] charter [dot] net
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

The Bridge to Nowhere
Posted August 17, 2009, by Matthew Johnson (infinitywaltz [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My grandfather was one of the engineers who worked on this bridge. On an unrelated note, you can hike out to it and bungee jump off of it.