Rating:
6 votes

Bridge Street Bridge

Photos 

View from the west with support structure visible

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in March 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #252410

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Arroyo Grande Creek on Bridge Street in Arroyo Grande
Location
Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
At risk for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1908
Builders
- Atlantic, Gulf & Pacific Co. of New York City, New York & Sacramento, California (Contractors)
- Austin F. Parsons (County Engineer Designer)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 129.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
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:
Oceano
Inventory numbers
CA 49C-196 (California bridge number)
BH 11449 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
3,134

Update Log 

  • 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

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Comments 

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.