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Corte Madera Creek Bridge

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Cort Madera Creek Bridge

California Drawbridges (Bernard C.Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #289899

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Description 

Built in 1930 with a 157,000 dollar construction cost this was the last movable bridge to cross Corte Madera creek. since commerce on the creek had slowed and mot boats could go under the bridge. It only opened 7 or 8 times in it's 30 years of service. It was removed in 1960 when the present bridge was open to traffic.

source "California Drawbridges" Bernard C. Winn

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck girder bridge over Corte Madera Creek on CA Highway 101 Redwood Highway
Location
Corte Madera, Marin County, California
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930; Replaced 1960
Design
Deck girder bascule
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.94349, -122.51477   (decimal degrees)
37°56'37" N, 122°30'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/542634/4199655 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Rafael
Inventory number
BH 62121 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bascule (1,039)
Built 1930 (1,673)
Built during 1930s (11,284)
California (2,290)
Corte Madera, California (2)
Deck girder (5,100)
Girder (9,225)
Have street view (25,513)
Lost (22,476)
Lost 1960 (59)
Lost during 1960s (620)
Marin County, California (42)
Movable (2,864)
Owned by state (15,228)
Replaced by new bridge (15,015)

Update Log 

  • May 19, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: Added info to description
  • July 30, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com