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Feather River Bridge (Pre 1910)

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Feather River Bridge

Source: California Highways, A descriptive record of road development by the state and by such counties as have paved highways. By Ben Blow, 1920, Google Books

Photo submitted by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #203114

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Description 

Nicolaus, CA (Wikipedia): "The State Highway used to go through the town but a major flood in 1955 tore out the bridge over the Feather River and the town's commercial district has declined since that time."

CA-99 (Wikipedia): "Sacramento and Sutter counties continued the road alongside the Sacramento River and Feather River to Nicolaus, where an existing county road crossed the river on a drawbridge and ran north to the East Side Highway at Yuba City."

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Feather River on CA 99
Location
Sutter County, California
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built before 1910 (shown on 1910 topo map); Destroyed by flooding 1955; Replaced 1958
Design
Through truss swing drawbridge
Also called
Hwy 99 Feather River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.90462, -121.58403   (decimal degrees)
38°54'17" N, 121°35'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/622778/4307145 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Nicolaus
Inventory number
BH 49029 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

California (2,710)
Destroyed by flood (599)
Feather River (California) (37)
Have street view (28,892)
Lost (28,414)
Lost 1955 (110)
Lost during 1950s (857)
Movable (3,114)
Owned by state (16,553)
Sutter County, California (26)
Swing (1,561)
Through truss (16,737)
Truss (35,407)

Update Log 

  • July 3, 2011: Added by Craig Philpott

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Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler
  • Wikipedia - Info on ferry and flooding of old bridge.
  • Wikipedia - Mention of "existing county road crossed the river on a drawbridge" at Nicolaus