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Sacramento-Yolo Bridge

Photo 

Sacramento public library

View this photo at calisphere.org

BH Photo #428031

Map 

Description 

In 1858 the First bridge to cross the Sacramento River was authorized to be build as a private toll bridge. The bridge opened on June 27th 1858 The bridge's swing span had 17 rollers and could be opened and closed by one man with a ten foot iron spike In 1869 the bridge fell victim to a flood or fire in 1869

Source "California Drawbridges" Bernard C. Winn

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss swing bridge over Sacramento River on Broad street
Location
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, and Yolo County, California
Status
Destroyed by disaster
History
Built 1858 Destroyed by flood or fire 1869
Design
Deck truss
Dimensions
Total length: 800.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.58492, -121.50675   (decimal degrees)
38°35'06" N, 121°30'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/630058/4271773 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81609 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2018: Updated by Leslie R Trick: Added info to description.
  • May 16, 2018: Added by Leslie R Trick

Sources 

  • Leslie R Trick