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Stevenson Bridge

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Stevenson Bridge

Looking south.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2009

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BH Photo #145773

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Rainbow arch bridge over Putah Creek on Stevenson Bridge Road
Location
Solano County, California, and Yolo County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
To be retrofitted in 2016.
History
Built 1923
Design
Concrete through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 297.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Stevenson Bridge Road bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.53694, -121.85083   (decimal degrees)
38°32'13" N, 121°51'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/600155/4266018 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Merritt
Elevation
90 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
789
Inventory numbers
CA 23C-92 (California bridge number)
BH 11595 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2018: New photo from Mark Noyes
  • October 8, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Addressed punctuation issue in name of road
  • May 20, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: To be retrofitted.
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added Street view
  • August 30, 2009: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added second county and elevation

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Erik Hoffman - norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mark Noyes - kin2all [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Stevenson Bridge
Posted December 25, 2017, by Dave Wade (dmwade55 [at] gmail [dot] com)

While I'm not a big fan of graffitti, this particular bridge has a long and rich tradition of it. I don't know how it started, but its near a college town and also on a popular cycling route. I think I have a recent photo and will upload it when I find it.

Stevenson Bridge
Posted April 24, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I use the term "criminal" to describe people who spray paint graffiti on bridges.

Stevenson Bridge
Posted April 24, 2012, by Matthew Hart

I thought the preferred term was "bridge scholars" ?

Stevenson Bridge
Posted April 24, 2012, by Bridge Geek

It is okay. We call each other bridge geeks even though the preferred term is pontist.

Stevenson Bridge
Posted April 23, 2012, by Moron (artist)

We prefer the term "overpass artists" when an outsider is addressing us. (It's only okay when we call each other "moron;" when you say it, it's offensive.)

Stevenson Bridge
Posted August 31, 2009, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Start with a couple cans of spraypaint, add a group of morons, what to you get? Utter disregard to a structure that took time and care to design and create.