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SMART - Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)

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Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)

This bridge will be constructed in 2015

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2014

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Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Petaluma River on Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
Location
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2015
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroads
- Commuter Rail
- Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
Design
Riveted through truss Scherzer Rolling lift bascule span
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.22841, -122.61408   (decimal degrees)
38°13'42" N, 122°36'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/533777/4231228 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Petaluma River
Inventory number
BH 52632 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 21, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Petaluma River"
  • April 10, 2016: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • December 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added builder per forum comment
  • October 6, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added photographs provided by John from SMART
  • September 8, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added category "Painted green"
  • August 28, 2015: Updated by Douglas Butler: Bridge about completed
  • September 2, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • November 24, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 12, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed street view Jared added as that street view is of the old bridge, not of the replacement
  • December 11, 2012: New Street View added by Jared Mixson
  • June 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Modern"

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SMART - Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
Posted December 6, 2015, by Jeffrey D. Routson, PE, SE (jroutson [at] hardesty-hanover [dot] com)

This bridge was not designed/built by the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company. It was designed and built by the American Bridge Company, 1985-87. I was the project manager/lead engineer.

SMART - Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
Posted October 5, 2015, by John at SMART

August 11, 2015 Topping off the last major structural element for the Haystack Landing bascule bridge.

SMART - Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
Posted October 5, 2015, by John at SMART (J dot Riley at sonomamarintrain dot org)

The old Haystack Landing swing bridge next to the replacement Scherzer Bascule from Galveston TX September 18, 2015.

Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
Posted September 9, 2014, by Luke
Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
Posted August 29, 2014, by JohnR (JRiley [at] sonomamarintrain [dot] org)

Replacement of the swing bridge has started and will continue through 2015.

Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
Posted November 24, 2013, by Greg

I think that "under construction" implies that the bridge isn't in place?

Haystack's Landing Bridge (New)
Posted November 23, 2013, by George H. Harris (ghharris44 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Needs to be stated that this bridge is not yet in place. It was built in 1985 to replace a much older draw span in the Galveston causeway. In turn it was replaced by a newer much longer span vertical lift bridge.

Sonoma Marin (SMART) bought it to replace the currently in place 1903 span which appeared to be way beyond condition that made rehabilitation feasible.

The contract to install this bridge in Petaluma has just been awarded, so it is not yet in place and probably won't be for another year or so.