It is a relief to hear that one of the most significant and unique historic bridges in California remains after the floods!
That is great news. Thanks for the update. We were concerned about this one.
I drove across the bridge twice yesterday while running a bird survey route. Yes, it is still standing even after our very rainy winter.
Does anyone know if this bridge made it through the January 2017 flood?
To quote from: "Historic Highway Bridges of California" 1990, California Dept. of Transportation: "The Purdon Bridge is the only known example in California of a half-through truss, an unusual truss form in which the deck is carried approximately half-height between the top and bottom chords... The bridge was designed and built by Cotton Bros. and Company.
Very unique! Have never heard of a "half" through truss
The bridge is open and can be crossed by vehicle. It is a single lane bridge.