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Roberts Ferry Bridge


Roberts Ferry Bridge, Stanislaus Co CA

Replacement bridge photo

Photo taken by Craig Philpott


BH Photo #228819


Street View 


Covered Through truss bridge over Tuolumne River on Roberts Ferry Road
Stanislaus County, California
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1915; rehabilitated 1969, replaced 2000
Covered Through truss
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 440.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Tuolumne River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.63585, -120.61822   (decimal degrees)
37°38'09" N, 120°37'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/710159/4168081 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
CA 38C-5 (California bridge number)
BH 11652 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 31, 2012: Updated by Craig Philpott: Bridge has been replaced
  • September 21, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location and design details



Roberts Ferry Bridge
Posted July 28, 2018, by Tim (Bridgebuilder1 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I worked on this bridge in 2000. My hand print is in printed in the wall of hands that we made for the local school. One of the first graduates of Roberts Ferry School also was able to put his hand print in.

Roberts Ferry Bridge
Posted July 8, 2013, by Anonymous the Athenian

Thank you, good sir. We Athenians appreciate real beauty in our architecture. Fake history just seems so cheap to us. Don't get me started on fake Doric and Ionic columns on post WWII buildings.

Roberts Ferry Bridge
Posted June 20, 2013, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Well played sir Athenian, well played.

Roberts Ferry Bridge
Posted June 19, 2013, by Anonymous the Athenian (Anonymous [at] athens [dot] greece)

I have seen this before. We used this before. We defeated the Trojans by hiding in a wooden horse. Granted we were able to disguise ourselves perfectly while in Troy for the evening. Nobody ever guessed that we had a group of brave men inside that horse.

Unfortunately, everybody in California will see that there is a UCEB hidden in this wooden cover. Sorry CalTrans, but you need to consult the Athenians before you try to hide things in wooden frames.

Roberts Ferry Bridge
Posted June 18, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The previous bridge here was actually a historic metal truss bridge. When viewed from beside, the replacement bridge with the fake, pointless covering on top looks almost as dumb as the new fake covered bridge in Ashtabula County, Ohio: http://bridgehunter.com/oh/ashtabula/smolen-gulf/

See photos from the county.

Roberts Ferry Bridge
Posted March 31, 2012, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Bridge replaced in 2000 with concrete bridge with architectural, non-structural wood roof in reference to historical bridge.