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Albion River Bridge


Albion River Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in August 2008


BH Photo #134987

Street Views 


Deck truss bridge over Albion River on CA 1
Albion, Mendocino County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1944
Main span: Baltimore(?) deck truss
Approaches: Double-intersection Warren(?) deck trusses
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 969.2 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.22611, -123.76917   (decimal degrees)
39°13'34" N, 123°46'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/433608/4342150 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
CA 10-136 (California bridge number)
BH 11122 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2022: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 26, 2021: New photo from John Bernhisel
  • June 28, 2018: New photos from Mike Goff
  • March 14, 2018: New photo from John Bernhisel
  • February 17, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 4, 2017: New photos from John Bernhisel
  • February 10, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 31, 2013: New photo from Mike Lynch
  • March 9, 2012: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • June 5, 2011: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view
  • March 5, 2010: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • August 4, 2009: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • August 1, 2009: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • March 7, 2009: New photos from C Hanchey



Albion River Bridge
Posted November 22, 2019, by Bryon

The locals are working on getting it declared historic. Caltrans wants to replace it rather than retrofit due to a new bridge can be built while this one still in use versus closing it during retrofit. Caltrans says it has 10-20 years of life left but is costing $500,000 a year in maintaining the wood structure and the deck and they point out there is no pedestrian or bike access. This article is 1 year old.


Albion River Bridge
Posted January 2, 2019, by Daniel

One of the photos states:

"Postcard of Albion Bridge from the 1930's?"

as the bridge was built in 1944, and the photo appears to show the current bridge (rather than the low pony truss that preceded it), I don't believe the claim of 1930s is accurate. I won't claim to know when it's from, though.

Oddly enough that photo is no longer on wiki, and google image search doesn't find it anywhere other than here. When I look at the wiki article from July 2013 it isn't there either.