3 votes

Cedar Creek Bridge


Cedar Creek

Looking E from current alignment of Hwy 101

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2009


BH Photo #145539


Street View 


Concrete arch bridge over Cedar Creek on CA 271
Mendocino County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1931
- Christian T. Gutleben
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 319.9 ft.
Total length: 609.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84861, -123.70222   (decimal degrees)
39°50'55" N, 123°42'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/439926/4411190 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
CA 10-31 (California bridge number)
BH 11124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2014: Updated by Ian Bowen: Modified build date based on 1931 date stamp.
  • March 22, 2011: New photo from Michael Goff
  • March 30, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added engineer name
  • August 21, 2009: New photos from Craig Philpott


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-269 - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City vicinity, Del Norte, CA
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ian Bowen - historichighways [at] gmail [dot] com


Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted October 14, 2015, by Brian Cowell (dorisnbrian [at] gmail [dot] com)

Was trying to confirm the reported height of 292 ft., but it's not listed in the information.

Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted May 12, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I like to see the subtle differences that seem to come out of pics taken by different photographers at similar locations. There are so many variables that come into play such as lighting and weather, not to mention camera settings.

I think you should post those photos K.A., and let us see your perspective of these wonderful spans!

Cedar Creek Bridge
Posted May 12, 2011, by K. A. Erickson

Kind of looks like the images I took a few days ago. Won't add. Probably won't add anything from my trip down the coast.