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Nobles' Trail Twin Bridges

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Nobles Trail Bridges Redding

Western Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2010

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BH Photo #174689

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two concrete curved chord through girder bridges over Dry Creek on Old Nobles Trail Road
Location
Shasta County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1924, Bypassed 1963
Builders
- C. R. Wiggel (County Surveyer)
- S. Severtson (Builder)
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pair of concrete curved chord through girder bridges.
Also called
Nobles Trail Road Bridges
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47997, -122.20537   (decimal degrees)
40°28'48" N, 122°12'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/567352/4481335 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Balls Ferry
Inventory number
BH 44056 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • December 9, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • August 26, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added builder data and photos
  • February 8, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Nobles' Trail Twin Bridges
Posted December 10, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Michael, I am glad you finally were able to visit these two bridges. Great shots.

Nobles' Trail Twin Bridges
Posted December 9, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

17 photos is crazy? Yikes, don't visit my website, 60+ photos per single bridge visit is not unusual!

Either way, great set of photos, it is good to see some additional angles for these beautiful and rare bridges, gives me a much clearer idea of what's there... and I am impressed. Structural and historic integrity seems good for these bridges.

Nobles' Trail Twin Bridges
Posted December 9, 2010, by Anonymous

Interesting bridges and good pictures of them. You didn't go crazy at all. If you want to see crazy then look at this

http://bridgehunter.com/tn/williamson/5570463P0000000/

226 pictures of this modern bridge is a bit (200 or so) much.

Nobles' Trail Twin Bridges
Posted December 9, 2010, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

I might have gone a little crazy posting photos of these structures. I just haven't had the pleasure of seeing such an interesting set of through girder bridges.

Nobles' Trail Twin Bridges
Posted August 27, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wonderful to finally see some good photos of these two extremely rare bridges!