I was doing research in preparation for creating a page for this bridge on HistoricBridges.org, and I found there is one way to access this private bridge... become a member of the country club. With this knowledge, I calculated that to gain access to this bridge it would cost $1075! Its also worth noting that with a decent zoom on your camera, you can get pretty much every angle except portal views of this bridge from the right-of-way of the adjacent highway. I managed to get a fairly complete set of detail photos for this bridge, considering the situation.
I was reading over the NRHP application for Hospital Bridge and it mentioned that this bridge in Rancho Murieta was constructed by the Western Bridge and Construction Company of Omaha, Nebraska also.
Another "rare example of California bridges constructed by ..." It gives a year of 1908 and identifies such as a Parker truss ...
Thanks for the design pointers. This bridge is behind chain link fencing inside a private residence and golf community and access or lack is frustrating. There is a second bridge on the property as well and it is all private access.
Looks like they got the YELLOW part right.......
Craig......Nice "drive-by" shooting!
Don't worry, Nathan. I saw that too and changed it to reflect on the bridge type. Photos look really nice, though (Craig).
Pratt truss? Looks like a Pennsylvania to me.