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Gaviota Creek Bridge

Photos 

Gaviota Pass Bridge 1926, replaced by existing bridge

http://www.usgwarchives.org/ca/santabarbara/postcards/ppcs-s...

Submitted by Craig Philpott

BH Photo #184057

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Gaviota Creek on US 101
Location
Santa Barbara County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1931
Design
Concrete open spandrel deck arch.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 107.9 ft.
Deck width: 35.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.48893, -120.22648   (decimal degrees)
34°29'20" N, 120°13'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/754687/3819862 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gaviota
Inventory numbers
CA 51-24L (California bridge number)
BH 11482 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
16,000

Categories 

Arch (11,199)
Built 1931 (794)
Built during 1930s (10,582)
California (2,308)
Deck arch (10,438)
Have street view (22,095)
Open (36,583)
Open-spandrel arch (689)
Owned by state (13,695)
Santa Barbara County, California (27)
Skewed (4,672)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,037)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,650)
US 101 (104)

Update Log 

  • September 30, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design
  • October 31, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • October 30, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location

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Comments 

Gaviota Creek Bridge
Posted October 31, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

It is unknown at this time if any elements of historical bridge exist under current highway alignment.