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Daggett Road Bridge

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Daggett Road bridge

Looking North

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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BH Photo #157963

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Description 

Visually this bridge appears to have been abandoned prior to 2007 construction of new Expressway.

Significance: Built in 1902, the Daggett Road Bridge is significant on a statewide basis as the oldest existing movable highway bridge in California. Since the early 1850s, the moveable span bridge in California was designed to allow railroad or highway traffic to proceed across a navigable river or harbor under most conditions as well as allowing water-borne traffic to proceed unimpeded whenever the need arose. The bridge type offered a solution to a state which had been settled with navigable waterways, but later developed with railroads and highways. The bridge is considered a contributing structure to the property defined as the Naval Supply Annex Stockton Historic District that has been determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

-HAER

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over San Joaquin River (Burns Cutoff) on Dagget Road (Port Stockton Expressway)
Location
Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1902
Design
Pratt through truss swing bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.0 ft.
Also called
Port of Stockton Expressway
Naval Supply Annex Stockton Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.94111, -121.35806   (decimal degrees)
37°56'28" N, 121°21'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/644278/4200552 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stockton West
Elevation
9 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44431 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 13, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R trick
  • December 25, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • January 30, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • April 11, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge is not lost
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added photos and street view

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • HABS CA-2682-AI - Naval Supply Annex Stockton, Daggett Road Bridge, Daggett Road traversing Burns Cut Off, Stockton, San Joaquin County, CA
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Daggett Road Bridge
Posted January 30, 2014, by Lee (Leetrichell [at] icloud [dot] com)

I found this old truss by coming here to bridgehunters and looked for it. Pulled off the main highway and parked. Saw the area was blocked off. A police car slowed down passing my car so I thought I better not get out and walk to the bridge. I personally hope this old truss and many others can be relocated and restored. It saddened me to see the condition and total abandonment of this old structure. Trusses are beautiful in parks and bike trails through the woods. It's like seeing a beautiful structure go to ruins when I see this. After reading another comment here, I am glad I didn't venture over to trespassing with my camera.

Daggett Road Bridge
Posted April 11, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I was told by two Port of Stockton police officers that not only this abandoned bridge, but the open highway next to it were all owned by the Port of Stockton and were private property with photography forbidden. I was fortunate to have already taken some photos at this point, but if anyone tries to visit this bridge, you should be aware of this.