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Battle Creek Bridge

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Battle Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on February 15, 2010

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Description 

Battle Creek Bridge crosses Battle Creek on Gover's Road, also known as Jelly's Ferry Road. The bridge was built in 1911 by Tehama County. It is 152 feet long.

A new bridge was built on the west side of the old bridge in 1984 because Battle Creek Bridge was too narrow, load limited, and posted for less than the current legal loads. Shasta County designed the new bridge while construction costs were shared jointly by both counties.

The old bridge has been renovated and is a great place to visit during salmon runs because Battle Creek is a major spawning creek.

(www.shastacountyhistory.com - Battle Creek Bridge)

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Battle Creek on Jellys Ferry Road
Location
Tehama County, California, and Shasta County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1911, Bypassed 1984
Builders
- Pacific Construction Co. (Contractor)
- W.F. Luning (Engineer)
Design
The Battle Creek Bridge, built in 1911 is a pin-connected Pratt through truss.
Dimensions
Span length: 152.0 ft.
Total length: 152.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39192, -122.17842   (decimal degrees)
40°23'31" N, 122°10'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/569727/4471581 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Balls Ferry
Inventory number
BH 44144 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2010: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • August 27, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view
  • February 16, 2010: Added by Michael Goff

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