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Jellys Ferry Road Bridge


Jellys Ferry Bridge

from the southeast

Photo taken by Michael Goff on March 13, 2009


BH Photo #135622

Street View 


5 span Parker through truss bridge over Sacramento River on Jellys Ferry Road
Tehama County, California
Partially destroyed by collision. To be replaced.
Future prospects
Span collapsed in fatal collision on July 10th, 2016. Will be replaced, according to Tehama County DPW.
Built 1949
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 940.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.31700, -122.18975   (decimal degrees)
40°19'01" N, 122°11'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/568841/4463257 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
CA 8C-43 (California bridge number)
BH 11663 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 45 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 15, 2016: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge closed, partially collapsed due to fatal collision. To be replaced.
  • November 10, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge Not Doomed!
  • November 18, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • November 30, 2010: New photos from Kevin Pope
  • August 27, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view
  • March 17, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff

Related Bridges 



Jellys Ferry Road Bridge
Posted July 22, 2019, by Daniel

Are you sure about 80s to 90s? Street View shows it as riveted and laced so it seems awfully unlikely. Do you mean Bend Ferry Road Bridge, several miles south of there? NBI says that was built 1989, which fits your timeline.

https://www.redbluffdailynews.com/2019/06/26/supervisors-rej... apparently it was re-opened after being damaged by the fatal crash, but then closed due to failing an inspection. It's supposed to be replaced but they rejected all the bids a few weeks ago.

Jellys Ferry Road Bridge
Posted October 13, 2018, by melissa marsh (mo_marsh22 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The original bridge was blown up in the late 80's or early 90's, and a new one was built next to the original location. The new one is the one in need of replacement, not the one built in 1949, which no longer exists.. Maybe it was meant to say 1994. My parent's lived at the mobile home park right there and we watched it all happen.

Jellys Ferry Road Bridge
Posted November 13, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

I just posted a link for the "bridge replacement project" documents for this bridge. The introduction to the document includes the historical construction date of existing bridge as, 1949.

Jellys Ferry Road Bridge
Posted November 13, 2010, by Anonymous

This bridge is older than 1949 There is a picture on the internet that shows water going over it 1940.

Jellys Ferry Road Bridge
Posted October 18, 2010, by Tom (tom [dot] foran [at] att [dot] net)

Wow! This is the first time I ever looked up a bridge because I thought I may not survive crossing it. I thought it must be much older than 1949.