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South Yuba River Bridge


S Fork Yuba River

Looking SE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2010


BH Photo #172389


Street Views 


Open spandrel concrete deck arch.


Concrete arch bridge over South Yuba River now used as pedestrian walk
Nevada County, California
Pedestrian traffic only, replaced by new bridge
Future prospects
Preserved next to replacement bridge.
Built 1921
Open-spandrel concrete deck arch.
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 191.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29833, -121.08833   (decimal degrees)
39°17'54" N, 121°05'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/664843/4351625 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nevada City
1203 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
CA 17P-5 (California bridge number)
BH 11227 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1999)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 73.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 9, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 25, 2013: New Street View added by Larry Matthews
  • October 8, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • August 8, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected status, added photos



South Yuba River Bridge
Posted January 10, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That is an incredible image. Hopefully the Californians on here can keep us posted when it is safe. There are some great bridges out there which I would like to visit. Thus far, I have only been to California on business, so no time for Bridgehunting...

South Yuba River Bridge
Posted January 9, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge seems to be more popular than other two more fragile and historically significant bridges you mentioned. I found the attached photo on Twitter, plus this link should display a video of the flooding. https://twitter.com/InnTownCamp/status/818538375166640129

South Yuba River Bridge
Posted January 9, 2017, by Erik Hoffman

Does anyone know if this bridge made it through the January 2017 flood?