"H" Street Bridge
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in May 2018
BH Photo #428207
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.
- Through truss double deck Bridge over Scaramento River on SP RR
- Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, and Yolo County, California
- built 1895 as first Double Decker Bridge in California Replaced 1912
- - Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- 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)
- May 21, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
- May 18, 2018: Updated by Leslie R Trick: Added info to description.
- Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com
- Douglas Butler