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MCR - Lake Britton Bridge

Photos 

Lake Britton RR Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2010

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BH Photo #174633

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge is most known for being used in the 1986 film "Stand By Me".

Facts 

Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Lake Britton on McCloud River Railroad
Location
Shasta County, California
Status
Closed to traffic
Future prospects
Slated to become a rail-trail
History
Built 1955
Railroad
- McCloud River Railroad (MCR)
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Great Shasta Rail Trail - Lake Britton Bridge (Future Name)
GSRT - Lake Britton Bridge (Future Name)
Stand By Me Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.01483, -121.61846   (decimal degrees)
41°00'53" N, 121°37'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/616165/4541322 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dana
Elevation
2828 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44408 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1955 (410)
Built during 1950s (3,541)
California (2,206)
Closed (2,537)
Continuous (2,210)
Curved (404)
Deck girder (4,928)
Girder (8,901)
Have street view (24,713)
McCloud River Railroad (1)
Owned by railroad (10,869)
Plate girder (6,776)
Preserved (1,119)
Railroad (14,206)
Shasta County, California (91)
Steel Trestle (151)
Tall Bridges (319)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,819)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2010: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • September 24, 2010: New photos from Jacob P. Bernard
  • August 26, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated details, added photos
  • March 12, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view and elevation data
  • March 12, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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