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Howell's Bridge

Photos 

Howell's Bridge Hwy 70

Looking NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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BH Photo #157267

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Steel through arch bridge over North Fork Feather River on CA 70 in Belden
Location
Plumas County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1934
Design
Steel through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.9 ft.
Total length: 134.8 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01420, -121.22580   (decimal degrees)
40°00'51" N, 121°13'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/651417/4430840 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Caribou
Elevation
2277 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
CA 9-9 (California bridge number)
CA 09-9 (California bridge number)
BH 11273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 77.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
1,345

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Changed Vertical height from 13.3' to 15.3 to match sign in photos.
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added streetview
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added photos

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Howell's Bridge
Posted March 9, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If a bridge is in a climate (or on a road) that sees very little deicing salt, it is going to face less potential for deterioration. However regardless of all other factors, the single most important factor with a steel bridge is to keep the paint on the bridge. Looks like this rule has been followed here.

Howell's Bridge
Posted March 8, 2010, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

What a neat bridge! It is interesting to find a bridge of this age and of these dimensions that is in such fine condition. I have to wonder why? Climate, design or just good care? Maybe the inspector is just a fan of this unique bridge?