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UP - Sacramento River Bridge

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U.P.R.R. - Sacramento River Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in May 2011

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BH Photo #200471

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Sacramento River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Tehama, Tehama County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1898, 1901 Approach Rehabilitation, 1929 Approach truss replacments
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (1929 - Steel Fabricator)
- F.E. King (1898 - Draftsman)
- F.G. Lippert (1898 - Design Engineer)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (1898 - Steel Fabricator)
Railroads
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
The U.P.R.R. Sacramento River Bridge is a single 236-foot disabled pin-connected steel Pratt through truss swing span with four riveted Pratt through truss approach spans measuring 756-feet. The main truss bridge is approached by a 1534-foot pre-stressed concrete slab approach trestle on steel piles.
The span orientation from west to east is as follows.
100-foot riveted Pratt through truss (Built 1929)
236-foot disabled pin-connected Pratt through truss swing span (Built 1898)
3 140-foot riveted Pratt through truss approach spans (Built 1929)
1534-foot pre-stressed concrete approach trestle on steel pile
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 236.0 ft.
Total length: 2,290.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
S.P.R.R. - Bridge Number 210.52
S.P.R.R. - Sacramento River 1st Crossing
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02858, -122.11938   (decimal degrees)
40°01'43" N, 122°07'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/575138/4431300 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Los Molinos
Inventory number
BH 48871 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • August 24, 2013: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 6, 2011: Added by Michael Goff

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Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-221 - Southern Pacific Railroad Shasta Route, Bridge No. 210.52
  • Douglas Butler