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West Cliff Drive Bridge

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West Cliff Drive Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #179405

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Overview
Wooden Howe truss bridge over Progressive Rail Inc. on West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz
Location
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California
Status
Open to one-way traffic
History
Built 1918, re-engineered and rehabilitated in 2000
Railroads
- Iowa Pacific Holdings
- Progressive Rail Inc (PGR)
- Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay Railway (SC&MB)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Original Wooden Howe pony truss from 1918 bridge, re-engineered and re-installed with steel girder under support in year 2000 rehabilitation.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 189.6 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 327.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.96297, -122.02510   (decimal degrees)
36°57'47" N, 122°01'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/586786/4091208 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Santa Cruz
Elevation
30 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
500
Inventory numbers
CA 36C-127 (California bridge number)
BH 11520 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2011)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 2, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 31, 2010: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • September 25, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location and bridge details

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com