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Pleasants Creek Bridge

Photos 

Elevation Of Bridge From Pleasants Valley Creek Bed; View To West

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #224969

Map 

Description 

The Pleasants Valley Road Bridge is a good example of early reinforced concrete bridge construction. It has a closed spandrel concrete arch, exemplifying concrete bridge construction in rural California, especially with spans less than 100 ft. Although typical for its time, few such bridges remain in Solano County. The bridge was determined potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, with concurrence from the State Office of Historic Preservation.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Pleasants Creek on Pleasants Valley Road
Location
Solano County, California
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1907, Replaced 1998
Builders
- C.H. Gildersleeve of Napa, California. (Contractor)
- E.N. Eager (Engineer)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.47409, -122.02966   (decimal degrees)
38°28'27" N, 122°01'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/584642/4258864 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Vaca
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
817
Inventory numbers
CA 23C-98 (California bridge number)
BH 51224 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2014)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 7, 2012: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-194 - Pleasants Valley Road Bridge, Spanning Pleasants Creek at Pleasants Valley Road, Vacaville, Solano County, CA