Rating:
3 votes

Bello Street Bridge

Photos 

Looking north

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in March 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #252181

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

This bridge was part of the original Coast Highway running up the California coast. It was later bypassed and had been closed for many years due to poor structural condition.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Pismo Creek on Bello Street in Pismo Beach
Location
Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California
Status
Closed to all traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement due to serious structural issues.
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Also called
Pismo Creek Bridge
Bello Road Bridge
Price Canyon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.14277, -120.63309   (decimal degrees)
35°08'34" N, 120°37'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/715629/3891440 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pismo Beach
Inventory numbers
CA 49C-109 (California bridge number)
BH 11458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 01/1993)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
300

Update Log 

  • August 22, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: This bridge is now closed.
  • December 1, 2014: New Street View added by Dallam Oliver-Lee
  • April 9, 2013: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • April 8, 2013: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added builder, description
  • April 11, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • March 25, 2012: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view

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Comments 

Bello Street Bridge
Posted June 12, 2017, by Christopher Finigan

I visited the bridge during trip to Pismo Beach last year and found it completely fenced off. This bridge is closed for good.