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Diestelhorst Bridge

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Diestelhorst Bridge

February 15, 2008

Photo taken by Michael Goff in February 2008

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BH Photo #120797

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Sacramento River on Sacramento Trail in Redding
Location
Redding, Shasta County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1915 by Chico Construction Co., Closed to vehicular traffic in 1997
Builders
- A.V. Spah (Engineer)
- Chico Construction Co. (Contractor)
Design
5 span open spandrel arch bridge. First and oldest remaining reinforced concrete bridge on the Sacramento River.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 115.0 ft.
Total length: 639.0 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Reid's Ferry Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59373, -122.40179   (decimal degrees)
40°35'37" N, 122°24'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/550617/4493830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Redding
Inventory numbers
CA 06C-1 (California bridge number)
BH 37148 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/1991)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 50.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)
1,160

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • April 11, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • May 18, 2010: New photos from Kevin Pope
  • February 10, 2009: Updated by Michael Goff: Updated Span Length
  • August 12, 2008: Added by Michael Goff

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Kevin Pope
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Diestelhorst Bridge
Posted October 9, 2016, by Michael McCarty (ruggermike [at] charter [dot] net)

An article from the Sacramento Union, Number 20, 20 May 1914

Diestelhorst Bridge
Posted September 25, 2015, by Luke

"Gotlieb Diestelhorst was a farmer who purchased 84 acres at the site in 1859."

http://sactoriver.blogspot.com/2012/01/redding-diestelhorst-...

Diestelhorst Bridge
Posted September 25, 2015, by Diestelhorst Michael (m [dot] diestelhorst [at] gmx [dot] de)

Hi, just googled the name and found the bridge.

well the name is certainly of EU origion. But does anybody know, by whom, when, why it was named after one of our ancesters?

Would be glad to know more about it.

best regards

Michael Diestelhorst

Cologne

Germany

m.diestelhorst@gmx.de

Diestelhorst Bridge
Posted July 17, 2013, by Brad Webster (Brad [at] sharpmachinemedia [dot] com)

Hi. I noticed your site page here and I have just biked over the newly renovated Diestelhorst bridge last weekend. It's beautiful and I have a picture if you would like. Thanks,

Brad Webster