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Tex Wash Bridge


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Timber stringer bridge over Tex Wash on Ragsdale Road
Riverside County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1932; rehabilitated 1944
Timber stringer
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 289.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.70477, -115.44216   (decimal degrees)
33°42'17" N, 115°26'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/644366/3730511 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Desert Center
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
CA 56C-119 (California bridge number)
BH 68575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 19, 2015: New Street View added by David Backlin



Tex Wash Bridge
Posted July 23, 2015, by Kevin Dawber (kdog59 [at] att [dot] net)

The Ragsdale road bridge described here I concur would not be able to withstand large trucks. Does anyone know if it sustained enough damage to prevent lighter weight vehicles from using it. Passenger cars and trucks are mostly all less than 10,000 lbs. I've driven over it before in a car. If so, wouldn't it have been an option to at least allow these vehicles to pass over this route instead of putting families and other passenger traffic on a 2 lane highway with big rigs and all the dangerous risks of passing in reverse traffic lanes. All of this through a very desolate area on the 177 to 62 route? There are no gas stations, restrooms, or anything but open desert for at least 1.5 hrs on that route. Middle of summer breakdowns in 100 degree plus weather is also a bad situation for those who may not be prepared for that kind of a detour.

Tex Wash Bridge
Posted July 21, 2015, by a d00d (dev [at] null [dot] com)

The destroyed bridge is the eastbound Interstate-10 bridge; the westbound bridge was not destroyed, but they don't know if it sustained damage as of Tuesday morning July 21st. The bridge listed here in Bridge Hunter is the old US-60 aka Ragsdale Road bridge, which is much older. I haven't seen any news on the state of that bridge after this disaster, but considering they have not stated anything about using it for freeway traffic combined with the age according to this web page, it probably wasn't up to snuff even before the collapse of the freeway bridge and is unlikely to handle continuous pounding by 80,000 lb trucks even if they're made to slow down.

Tex Wash Bridge
Posted July 20, 2015, by CadiMan (rdownin [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is CLOSED INDEFINITELY, per California DOT. See website for further details.

Closed due to recent storms this weekend. Bridge destroyed.