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Grant Street Bridge

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Grant Street Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Description 

The Grant Street Bridge is a reinforced concrete arched deck girder bridge with floor beam system. The bridge was built in 1920 and was designed by the San Francisco based consulting firm of Weeks and Day. Partner Charles Peter Weeks was the one time business partner of early reinforced concrete pioneer John B. Leonard whose earlier work may have influenced some of the design features of the Grant Street Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete deck girder bridge over Brewery Creek on Grant Street
Location
Red Bluff, Tehama County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1921
Builders
- Charles Peter Weeks of San Francisco, California (Architect)
- Hart Construction Co. of Gerber, California (Construction)
- Weeks & Day of San Francisco, California (Consulting Engineers)
- William F. Luning of Red Bluff, California (County Engineer)
- William Peyton Day of San Francisco, California (Engineer)
Design
Arched reinforced concrete deck girder with floorbeam system.
Dimensions
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Also called
Old Highway 99 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18425, -122.23977   (decimal degrees)
40°11'03" N, 122°14'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/564719/4448484 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Red Bluff East
Inventory number
BH 47273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2016: Updated by Luke: Edited entry per forum comment
  • January 1, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added stream name + highway category per forum comment.
  • November 21, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected creek name
  • December 16, 2010: New Street View added by Kevin Pope
  • December 9, 2010: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Kevin Pope
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Grant Street Bridge ("actually" Brewery Creek Bridge )
Posted June 10, 2016, by Michael McCarty (ruggermike [at] charter [dot] net)

An old postcard depicting the Brewery Creek ( Formerly know as "Red Bluff Creek" ) Bridge looking Northward up Duncan Hill, on the California State Highway.

The proper 66ft bridge was finished and opened for traffic on 11th March, 1921, ( it is easy to think the bridge was built in 1920 because of the plaques that says "1920"; it was in a council meeting on 7th Dec, 1920 that it was voted to have these plaques made ) with only the fills to be completed.

The bridge was built/contracted by Hart Construction Co. out of Gerber,CA for the amount of 13,636.00; the bridge was built in 3 months with both the city and county paying for it.

This 1921 concrete reinforced Brewery creek bridge replaced the 1903 built wooden bridge with brick abutments.

This was the alignment to Red Bluff until the current road was made around 1938 or so. If you look over the railing on the side of the bridge that has the sidewalk you will see a boxed culvert dated 1937.

Grant Street Bridge
Posted January 1, 2016, by Michael McCarty (r)

The name of the creek is "Brewery Creek". To be precise about old highway 99, it was named "Pacific Highway 99", then US99, until it was bypassed by the current location.