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NWP - Gallinas Creek Bridge

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NW - Gallinas Creek Bridge

Hinged lift bridge removed California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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BH Photo #284299

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Description 

This hinged lift bascule bridge is a prime example of a hinged bascule lift draw with counterweights and cables constructed in the early era.

Facts 

Overview
Pony plate girder hinged lift bridge over Gallinas Creek on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Location
San Rafael, Marin County, California
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1917; Machinery removed 1947; Bridge replaced 2014
Railroad
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Design
Pony plate girder hinged lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.01769, -122.52641   (decimal degrees)
38°01'04" N, 122°31'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/541570/4207883 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Novato
Inventory number
BH 61083 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 15, 2015: Updated by Luke: Corrected RR, type, and noted that up until 2014, the bridge existed with the machinery removed.
  • May 27, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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