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Blarsden Graeagle Road Bridge

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Blarsden Graeagle Rd Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2010

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BH Photo #174037

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Feather River on Blarsden Graeagle Road in Mohawk Vista
Location
Plumas County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement as soon as July 2013.
History
Built 1902, Major Repairs From Fire Damage In 1916, Repaired 1935, 1933, and 1965
Builders
- C.J. Lee (Contractor)
- Carnegie Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- George Brandt (Contractor)
Design
Pin-connected Pratt Through truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 265.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.7 ft.
Also called
Denton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77294, -120.61133   (decimal degrees)
39°46'23" N, 120°36'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/704581/4405285 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blairsden
Elevation
4344 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
CA 9C-134 (California bridge number)
CA 09C-134 (California bridge number)
BH 11260 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 48.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
225

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • August 24, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design and added photos
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location spelling

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Comments 

Blarsden Graeagle Road Bridge
Posted May 21, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Attached is a history of the bridge from Plumas County Museum Director produced at the request of Plumas County Public Works.

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