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Laughlin Road Bridge

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Laughlin Rd

Looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in September 2009

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BH Photo #145908

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Closed spandrel Concrete arch bridge over Mark West Creek on Laughlin Road
Location
Sonoma County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1916
Design
Closed spandrel concrete Arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.50000, -122.79889   (decimal degrees)
38°30'00" N, 122°47'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/517536/4261312 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sebastopol
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
2,338
Inventory numbers
CA 20C-246 (California bridge number)
BH 11618 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Changed build date from 1910 to 1916 based on email from area resident.
  • June 6, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected design
  • September 7, 2009: New photos from Craig Philpott

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Comments 

Laughlin Road Bridge
Posted December 29, 2008, by Kathy Buskirk (cyclones200095492 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Laughlin Road Bridge has had its share of abuse due to the increase of traffc into the airport business area and people's disregard for wildlife in the creek. Over the last 2 years there has been an increase of traffic during the peak hours as well as a significent amount of oversized trucks attempting to drive over the bridge. The CHP has been called out at various times of the day to assist the truck drivers off the bridge and re-route them back to River Road. I've witnessed an oversize truck tie-up the bridge for over 4 hours. The Mark West Creek that flows below the bridge has been the home to various fish, turtles and once an otter that came through. The Mark West Creek along with the Laughlin Bridge continues to offer a unique beauty that we consider our backyard.