Lake Natoma Crossing Folsom CA
Looking West from Greenback Lane Bridge
Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2010
BH Photo #166354
Hmmmm, a feeble attempt to make it look interesting, from my point of view--I think the bridge would actually look better without the arches, as it is very easy to tell that they serve no purpose, and look quite out of place, IMHO. This bridge looks very much like a new bridge that was built in St. Paul, MN, over the Mississippi (Wakota Bridge), but the MN bridge lacks the arches. Mike, best of luck on that PE exam!
I remember looking at this structure in the past and thinking it was interesting. After looking at it a second time I noticed the arches are purely ornamental on this structure.
I hate to say this, but from a structural standpoint this bridge is just a plain concrete box girder bridge. It still belongs on the site in my opinion due to its unique design, though it is an “Ugly Concrete Eyesore Bridge” in disguise.
I am planning on going to take my California PE exam this fall, so I might have to check this bridge out when I am finished with my test.