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Blue Nose Bridge

Photos 

Blue Nose Bridge

Eureka Humboldt Standard: December 21 1966

BH Photo #443167

Map 

Description 

Driving along CA SR96 (Klamath River Highway) there is an abutment that readily appears out of place on the far side of the river. Co-ords: N 41.56783 W 123.53101. Pulling over to investigate reveals its counterpart abutment on the nearside / roadside of the river at co-ords: N 41.56847 W 123.53025. The gap between these two abutments is ~310 feet.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Klamath River
Location
Siskiyou County, California
Status
Replaced by a new bridge ~.3 mile upstream
History
Built 1924; Replaced 1966; Not fully removed until 1973
Builder
- Willits & Burr Co. of San Francisco, California
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 310.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56811, -123.53054   (decimal degrees)
41°34'05" N, 123°31'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/455766/4601962 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dillon Mountain
Inventory number
BH 72483 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 30, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 12, 2016: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

Comments 

Blue Nose Bluff
Posted January 30, 2019, by Luke

This page on newspapers.com has a picture that a contributor who has an account will add later.

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/21321069/

In the meantime, I'm going to merge the build date.

Blue Nose Bluff
Posted January 30, 2019, by Doug Cole (guestranch [at] marblemountainranch [dot] com)

Hoping to find a historical photo of this bridge at Blue Nose Bluff, which was lost in the 1964 floods.