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Bacon Island Road Bridge

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Bacon Island Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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BH Photo #157982

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Description 

Built 1906, moved to this location 1950. When demolished was the oldest movable truss span in California.

Facts 

Overview
Swing bridge over Middle River on Bacon Island Road
Location
San Joaquin County, California
Status
Lost, replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1906, moved to this location 1950, replaced 1995
Design
Thru truss swing bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 314.0 ft.
Total length: 975.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.95608, -121.52795   (decimal degrees)
37°57'22" N, 121°31'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/629322/4201964 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Woodward Island
Elevation
9 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
CA 29C-108 (California bridge number)
BH 11427 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2007)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
900

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2012: HAER photos posted by Mike Goff
  • October 19, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated data to reflect original historical bridge
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos and street view

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-160 - Bacon Island Road Bridge, Spanning Middle River at Bacon Island Road, Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Bacon Island Road Bridge
Posted October 19, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

I finally found a photo of the original swing bridge in the book: Historic Highway Bridges of California, published by, California Department of Transportation, (out of print). The original bridge was replaced by one of the most uninspiring movable bridges I have seen in this region.

Bacon Island Road Bridge
Posted June 20, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

I would love to have a picture of the old bridge. To me the value of this entire website is the photographing of the old bridges before they are replaced. Sometimes we are late. I have only been capturing bridges at an accelerated pace for two years now and already I know of two bridge I have shot that are being replaced during 2010. The race is on to capture before they are gone.

Bacon Island Road Bridge
Posted June 20, 2010, by Marty (martywr [at] yahoo [dot] com)

To bad that's a picture of the new bridge!