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McCoy Creek Bridge


McCoy Creek

Photo taken by Craig Philpott


BH Photo #206297


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Timber stringer trestle Bridge


Timber stringer bridge over Mc Coy Creek on State Route 271
Mendocino County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1935; rehabilitated 1957
Timber trestle design with steel stringer sub-unit supporting upper trestle components.
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 226.1 ft.
Deck width: 23.6 ft.
Also called
Mc Coy Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95399, -123.77581   (decimal degrees)
39°57'14" N, 123°46'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/433732/4422938 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
618 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
CA 10-36 (California bridge number)
BH 49258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 8, 2018: New Street View added by Dave King
  • July 31, 2011: Added by Craig Philpott



McCoy Creek Bridge
Posted July 29, 2019, by Mark J (Markandconnie [dot] Jones [at] gmail [dot] com )

Seems to be being dismantled as I just purchased a little piece of it. How many board feet of old growth timber do you think were in that bridge (at $12/bf),

McCoy Creek Bridge
Posted January 10, 2018, by Royce and Bobette Haley (roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Seems to me the steel stringers are acting more like piers or bents. I have zero engineering experience, BTW


McCoy Creek Bridge
Posted January 9, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thank you,Luke.

McCoy Creek Bridge
Posted January 9, 2018, by Luke

Based off of http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/mccoy/0a840_is-pmnd_1... the road is California state highway 271, MEN is the abbreviation for Mendocino County, and 17.92 is the mile marker

McCoy Creek Bridge
Posted January 9, 2018, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Can someone explain to me what 271 MEN and 1792 mean on the sign in picture #2?

McCoy Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2018, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

NBI has this as a steel stringer. Should the bridge be classified by the wood under the deck or the steel stringers underneath?