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Freeport Bridge

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Freeport Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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    Description 

    The bridge opened for traffic on New Years day 1930 it was built as a joint venture between Sacramento and Yolo Counties. Nothing major happened with the bridge till 1992 when the tender house was replaced and the controls computerized it has an average of 500 openings a year.

    Source "California Drawbridges" Bernard C. Winn

    Facts 

    Overview
    Bascule bridge over Sacramento River in Sacramento
    Location
    Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, and Yolo County, California
    Status
    Open to traffic
    History
    Built 1929; rehabilitated 1955
    Builders
    - C. J. Nystedt (Contractor)
    - C. W. Deterding, Jr of Sacramento, California (County Engineer)
    - Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
    Design
    Movable Bascule center section with riveted Pratt through truss components and a Warren pony truss approach on the East end.
    Dimensions
    Length of largest span: 226.1 ft.
    Total length: 655.9 ft.
    Deck width: 21.0 ft.
    Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
    Recognition
    Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
    Approximate latitude, longitude
    +38.45588, -121.50175   (decimal degrees)
    38°27'21" N, 121°30'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
    Approximate UTM coordinates
    10/630807/4257457 (zone/easting/northing)
    Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
    3,112
    Inventory numbers
    CA 24C-1 (California bridge number)
    BH 11297 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
    Inspection report (as of April 2016)
    Overall condition: Poor
    Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
    Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
    Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
    Sufficiency rating: 39.8 (out of 100)
    View more at BridgeReports.com

    Update Log 

    • May 18, 2018: Updated by Leslie R Trick: Added info to description.
    • November 30, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
    • October 5, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
    • November 22, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design
    • December 14, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added contractor information
    • May 1, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott

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    Sources 

    • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
    • Douglas Butler
    • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com