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Gault Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #159230

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Gault Bridge is the oldest three-hinge, steel arch bridge in California, and a rare, surviving example of this type of bridge construction. Designed by the American Bridge Company, the Gault Bridge was erected in 1903 by Clark and Henery, a Stockton, California contracting firm.

Facts 

Overview
Steel arch bridge over Deer Creek on South Pine Street in Nevada City
Location
Nevada County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1903, reconditioned 1996
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Design)
- Clark & Henery of Stockton, California
Design
The Gault Bridge is the oldest three-hinge, steel arch bridge in California, and a rare, surviving example of this type of bridge construction. Designed by the American Bridge Company, the Gault Bridge was erected in 1903 by Clark and Henery, a Stockton, California contracting firm. Library of Congress
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 299.9 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Also called
Pine Street Bridge
Deer Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.26000, -121.01889   (decimal degrees)
39°15'36" N, 121°01'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/670925/4347500 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nevada City
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
3,980
Inventory numbers
CA 17C-1 (California bridge number)
BH 11224 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Clark & Henery"
  • August 8, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • May 12, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected construction date, added design
  • March 27, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • March 16, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view

Sources 

  • HAER CA-158 - Gault Bridge
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com