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Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge

Photos 

Looking southwest

Photo taken by Jann Mayer in April 2013

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BH Photo #252453

Map 

Description 

This bridge was built in 1995 to replace the original span, which was built in 1875. The original span was damaged when a tree fell on it in a storm in 1995. The modern span uses cables instead of rope.

It is the only swinging bridge in California.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Arroyo Grande Creek on Footpath
Location
Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built in 1995 to replace a similar bridge (from 1875) that was damaged in a storm
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Dimensions
Span length: 171.0 ft.
Total length: 171.0 ft.
Deck width: 3.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.12324, -120.57694   (decimal degrees)
35°07'24" N, 120°34'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/720798/3889397 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oceano
Inventory number
BH 55997 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2018: New photos from Christopher Finigan
  • December 1, 2014: New Street View added by Dallam Oliver-Lee
  • April 12, 2013: Added by Jann Mayer

Sources 

  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Swinging Bridge - City of Arroyo Grande's website
  • Dallam Oliver-Lee - doliverlee [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Christopher Finigan

Comments 

Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by Daniel

https://bridgehunter.com/ca/placer/bh82660/ another suspension footbridge with "swinging" in it's name in CA - I'd forgotten I added this one

Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by Anonymous
Arroyo Grande Swinging Bridge
Posted October 25, 2018, by Daniel

The description states that "it is the only swinging bridge in California". What definition of "swinging bridge" does that use? There are certainly other bridges with slack lateral bracing cables - Mosquito Bridge, for example.