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CFNR - Brazos Drawbridge

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Brazos RR Drawbridge

Looking NW from E side of Napa River

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in October 2006

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BH Photo #146811

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Napa River on California Northern Railroad (CFNR)
Location
Napa County, California
Status
Bridge is open to rail traffic with ongoing repairs
History
Built 1979; Rendered inoperable by copper theives 2007; Reopened for traffic 2009
Builder
- Ben C. Gerwick Co.
Railroads
- California Northern Railroad (CNFR)
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Design
Vertical lift draw bridge
Also called
California Northern RR Napa River Bridge
Napa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20893, -122.30672   (decimal degrees)
38°12'32" N, 122°18'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/560695/4229223 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cuttings Wharf
Elevation
14 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 22, 2018: New photos from John Cockle
  • September 28, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added build date
  • April 11, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • October 4, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • July 30, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Northwestern Pacific Railroad"
  • August 7, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • April 5, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • January 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Updated current status, open for service
  • September 30, 2009: Essay added by Craig Philpott

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Comments 

Brazos Drawbridge
Posted August 8, 2011, by Spanfan (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] comn)

Nice pics, Craig! She's looking pretty, towering over the valley!