NWP - Wingo Lift Bridge
Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2013
BH Photo #252579
This Scherzer rolling lift bridge was built across Sonoma Creek near the San Pablo Bay. (The slough is only a couple feet deep and dwindles rapidly upstreeam of the bridge, so I'm not sure why they bothered with a lift bridge.) This brigde is manually raised by pulling a chain. Nautical charts still list it as openable and hand chalked dates on the counterweight suggest it was opened as recently at 2007.
- Pony/through plate girder bridge over Slough feeding San Pablo Bay on Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
- Sonoma County, California
- Open to traffic
- Built 1920 by the Toledo Bridge & Crane Co
- - Toledo Bridge & Crane Co. of Toledo, Ohio
- - Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
- Scherzer rolling lift bridge with a plate girder span. Due to its small size, it is raised and lowered manually by pulling a chain. The deck is planked so that it can be used by cars as well as trains.
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 270.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.20971, -122.42794 (decimal degrees)
38°12'35" N, 122°25'41" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/550082/4229238 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Sears Point
- 5 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 55124 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- June 23, 2013: New photos from Craig Philpott
- April 17, 2013: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos, updated description
- January 4, 2013: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added categories "Northwestern Pacific Railroad", "One-lane traffic", "Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co."