Rating:
4 votes

South Fork Eel River Bridge

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S Fork Eel River

Looking SE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2009

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BH Photo #145535

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Description 

Steel Parker through truss bridge. Builders plaque is dated 1934.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over South Fork Eel River on CA 271
Location
Mendocino County, California, and Humboldt County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1917; rehabilitated 1934
Builders
- Bethlehem Steel Co. of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (Steel)
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Builder)
Design
Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 183.1 ft.
Total length: 373.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00083, -123.78694   (decimal degrees)
40°00'03" N, 123°47'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/432827/4428146 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Garberville
Inventory numbers
CA 10-37 (California bridge number)
BH 11144 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2014)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
95

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • February 10, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 22, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
  • August 31, 2010: New Street View added by Matthew Lohry
  • July 26, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view
  • August 21, 2009: New photos from Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Matt Lohry
  • 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