Rating:
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Putah Creek Bridge

Photos 

PutahCreekMonticello

Collection of the California Department of Transportation.

Submitted by Craig Philpott

BH Photo #182744

Map 

Description 

Lost Three arch stone bridge submerged intact under the water of Lake Berryessa. Location given is approximate.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Putah Creek
Location
Napa County, California
Status
Lost submerged intact
Future prospects
Lost Inundated by impoundment of Lake Berryessa
History
Built 1896, covered by Lake Berryessa 1957
Builder
- Pithie (Builder)
Design
Three arch closed spandrel stone bridge.
Dimensions
Total length: 298.0 ft.
Also called
Monticello Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.55818, -122.21282   (decimal degrees)
38°33'29" N, 122°12'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/568585/4268042 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lake Berryessa
Inventory number
BH 46472 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2011: Photos imported by Luke Harden
  • July 17, 2011: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • July 3, 2011: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • June 9, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated status, added photos
  • October 18, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added map info and adjusted approximate location
  • October 11, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

Comments 

Putah Creek Bridge Built in 1896
Posted September 28, 2011, by John Daniels (jdvista [at] comcast [dot] net)

The Putah Creek Stone Bridge was and probably is the most beautiful bridge in Napa County. I hope to have new photos of it soon.

Putah Creek Bridge
Posted October 18, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

I am proud to post the first picture of this lost bridge on Bridgehunter. When built this bridge was reputed to be the longest stone arch bridge in California and quite possibly the largest West of the Rockies.