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Bridge Street Bridge


View from the west with support structure visible

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in March 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


BH Photo #252410

Street View 


Pratt Pony truss bridge over Arroyo Grande Creek on Bridge Street in Arroyo Grande
Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Built 1908 Rehabilitated 2021
- Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Co. of New York City, New York & Sacramento, California (Contractors)
- Austin F. Parsons (County Engineer Designer)
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.12194, -120.57778   (decimal degrees)
35°07'19" N, 120°34'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/720725/3889251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
CA 49C-196 (California bridge number)
BH 11449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 12.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 3, 2021: Updated by Tyler: Added rehabilitation year
  • August 11, 2020: Updated by Tyler: Changed status to reflect https://www.arroyogrande.org/521/Bridge-Street-Bridge-Project
  • January 1, 2018: New photos from Christopher Finigan
  • June 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 1, 2014: Updated by Dallam Oliver-Lee: added city
  • February 25, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is at risk for demolition.
  • June 12, 2013: New photos from Mike Lynch
  • April 11, 2013: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added builder info
  • July 25, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: added engineer name
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added truss type and street view


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Dallam Oliver-Lee
  • Christopher Finigan
  • Tyler


Bridge Street Bridge
Posted March 26, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Bridge was featured in the 1994 film Little Giants for a few scenes.

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted March 15, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)
Bridge Street Bridge
Posted August 11, 2020, by Tyler

Bridge is in the process of being rehabilitated this year. Of note is the temporary Bailey bridge for pedestrians during construction.


Bridge Street Bridge
Posted May 6, 2014, by Bryan Flores (bryanflores93950 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Bridge Street Bridge
Posted February 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Not so fast, the bridge is actually not preserved and is at risk for demolition: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/02/20/2936848/birth-of-the...

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted April 11, 2013, by Jann Mayer (jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com)

It's good to see a city take pride in a historic bridge and go to such efforts to preserve it.