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NWP - Monte Rio Bridge

Photos 

From Russian River Historical Society

Photo uploaded by Art S.

View this photo at russianriverhistory.org

BH Photo #484561

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Russian River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Location
Monte Rio, Sonoma County, California
Status
Removed
History
Relocated here 1909. Line abandoned 1935. Spans relocated 1937.
Builder
- Phoenix Iron Works of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Railroad
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
NWP - Russian River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.46625, -123.01107   (decimal degrees)
38°27'59" N, 123°00'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/499034/4257549 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Duncans Mills
Inventory number
BH 69300 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • October 19, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • September 22, 2015: Added by Luke

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Comments 

NWP - Monte Rio Bridge
Posted October 20, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Luke,

Nice find!

I'm quite certain the text in the book is wrong and its the Monte Rio Bridge. I'd post it in the photos of this page. The image is probably pre-1923 but I think 'fair use' would be the safer option if you aren't as confident.

Regards,

Art S.

NWP - Monte Rio Bridge
Posted October 19, 2020, by Luke

While looking for info, I came across this picture in https://books.google.com/books?id=r0UqQ4oKpZgC&printsec=fron..., claiming it's a crossing of the Russian River at "Rio Campo"

Rio Campo is now called Northwood.

The SF&NP would've been absorbed by the NWP at the time.

NWP - Monte Rio Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by Luke

They're the same pics with newer URLs. Note how the latter part of the strings are the same in both those and the dead links.

NWP - Monte Rio Bridge
Posted January 13, 2019, by Daniel

the image links no longer work. I found 2 in the RRHS photos of Monte Rio (well, they appear to be the same image, with some work done on one of them). Not sure if they're the same or not.

https://www.russianriverhistory.org/wp-content/grand-media/i...

https://www.russianriverhistory.org/wp-content/grand-media/i...