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"H" Street Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in May 2018

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BH Photo #428207

Map 

Description 

In 1895 Southern Pacific and Yolo County agreed to share the 261,000 dollar cost to build a bridge at H street. It was Originally planned to be a Iron bridge but for some reason it was constructed out of wood in the end Sacramento County paid 30,000 dollars, Yolo county paid 10,000, and Southern Pacific payed the balance of 221,000. When the bridge was completed It was California's first double Decker bridge with trains on the bottom and pedestrians and wagons on the top much like the "I" street bridge that replaced It.

Source "California Drawbridges" Bernard C. Winn.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge
Location
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, and Yolo County, California
Status
Demolished
History
built 1895 as first Double Decker Bridge in California Replaced 1912
Railroad
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.58585, -121.50668   (decimal degrees)
38°35'09" N, 121°30'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/630062/4271877 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81632 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 21, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 18, 2018: Updated by Leslie R Trick: Added info to description.

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Sources 

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