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Avila Truss Bridge No. 5

Photos 

Looking Northwest

Photo taken by unknown in 1980

License: Public domain: Released by author

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BH Photo #309352

Map 

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt bhrough truss bridge over San Luis Obispo Creek on Pacific Coast Railway/Avila Beach Drive
Location
Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California
Status
Collapsed. One concrete peir remains.
History
Built 1883, converted to automobile bridge around 1941, abandoned 1967, collapsed 1981
Railroads
- Pacific Coast Railway (PCR)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Wooden through truss
Also called
PCR - Avila Truss Bridge No. 5
Pacific Coast Railway Bridge # 5
PCR - San Luis Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.17913, -120.73807   (decimal degrees)
35°10'45" N, 120°44'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/705972/3895251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pismo Beach
Inventory number
BH 55996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 1, 2014: New photos from Dallam Oliver-Lee
  • April 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Pacific Coast Railway", "Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
  • April 12, 2013: Added by Jann Mayer

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