Yolo Causeway Bridge
California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)
Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013
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BH Photo #286083
Some items on this page appear to be incorrect or to be referring to a different bridge or location. Items of concern are the location of the Yolo Causeway Bridge, and latitude and longitude designations. Rather than as indicated on the map the Yolo Causeway Bridge begins at the western end of West Sacramento and extends westward to Chiles Rd. carrying Highway 80 (The Lincoln Highway, The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) over the Yolo Bypass, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yolo_Bypass. It does not go “over [the] Sacramento River." The photo of the 1920s postcard does show the Yolo Causeway with its bascule bridge. The newer causeway no longer contains the bascule bridge.
The posted longitude and latitude point to a highway bridge that crosses the Sacramento Deep Water Ship Channel. That bridge is not a bascule bridge. The north bound portion of Jefferson Blvd. to the east of that location does include a draw bridge. It could be a bascule bridge. The William B. Stone lock to the east of this bridge, as well as the bridge itself, are no longer functional as lock or moving bridge. The north bound portion of Jefferson Blvd. also contains a single railroad track.