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Old Parrots Ferry Bridge

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Bridge

Photo taken by Erik Hoffman in July 2015

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BH Photo #341134

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Description 

This bridge is normally inundated by New Melones Reservoir and is visible only on rare occasions when the water level is extremely low. As of July 4th weekend 2015, it is visible, and I do not believe it has been so since it was inundated.

Facts 

Overview
Luten arch bridge over Stanislaus River on Old Parrots Ferry Road
Location
Parrots Ferry (formerly), Tuolumne County, California, and Calaveras County, California
Status
Inundated
History
Built 1937, flooded 1980.
Builder
- Harry Nelson
Design
Concrete Luten arch bridge.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.04618, -120.44893   (decimal degrees)
38°02'46" N, 120°26'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/723854/4214011 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbia
Inventory number
BH 68353 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2015: New photos from Erik Hoffman
  • November 10, 2015: New photos from Erik Hoffman
  • July 10, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Updated dates
  • July 7, 2015: Added by Erik Hoffman

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Comments 

Old Parrots Ferry Bridge
Posted July 23, 2015, by Erik Hoffman

Interesting! I will add him to the builders category.

Old Parrots Ferry Bridge
Posted July 9, 2015, by Lynne (Nelson) de Bie (lynnedebie [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Old Parrot's Ferry Bridge was built in 1937--designed by my grandfather, Harry Nelson, a civil engineer. He and his cousins built many concrete bridges in the Sierras, including the span (photo attached) over the Truckee River at Squaw Valley (demolished in the 90's) and in Yosemite.