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North Torrey Pines Bridge

Photos 

Looking south at sunset

The piers in the center of the photo are diagonal along the tracks while the rest are perpendicular to the roadway.

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in May 2005

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #239987

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete tee beam bridge over Mtdb, Bnsf Ry, & Amtrak on N Torrey Pines Road
Location
Del Mar, San Diego County, California
Status
Open to traffic; major renovation in 2012
Future prospects
This bridge is underwent a major restoration starting in 2012. The deck was completely replaced, and the support structure was being strengthened. The City of Del Mar's website stresses that the original historic character will be preserved, down to the board marks on the concrete.
History
Built 1933; major restoration in 2012
Design
Concrete tee beam. Most of the piers are perpendicular to the roadway, although the ones adjacent to the tracks are skewed significantly.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 58.1 ft.
Total length: 556.1 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.93778, -117.26083   (decimal degrees)
32°56'16" N, 117°15'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/475616/3644419 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Del Mar OE W
Elevation
20 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
19,000
Inventory numbers
CA 57C-207 (California bridge number)
BH 53625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2014: Updated by Jann Mayer: Updated history to reflect completion of restoration
  • October 6, 2012: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • September 24, 2012: Added by Jann Mayer

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com