Union Pacific Railroad Piru Creek Bridge
View from new Center Street bridge, south and downstream of this bridge.
Photo taken by Karl Sweitzer
from Piru City Walking Tour
The date of this bridge is built into its design. This is a typical steel through-truss, two span bridge built with designs from the American Bridge Company, started by JB Morgan in 1900. AB large-scale fabrications are visible throughout the United States and 60 nations. Among their more famous designs are the San Francisco Bridge, Empire State Building and Alaska Pipeline. This is the second railroad bridge built over Piru Creek. The first bridge was built in 1887.
Note: This bridge has been designated a historical landmark in Ventura County by the Ventura County Genealogical Society (http://www.venturacogensoc.org/HistLand.htm).
- Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Piru Creek on Union Pacific Railroad in Piru
- Piru, Ventura County, California
- Built in 1902 by the American Bridge Company.
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 320.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +34.41668, -118.78887 (decimal degrees)
34°25'00" N, 118°47'20" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/335603/3809808 (zone/easting/northing)
- 690 ft. above sea level
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 42629 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 23, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
- April 21, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
- May 30, 2009: Essay added by Karl Sweitzer
- Karl Sweitzer - kesc [at] pacbell [dot] net
- Craig Philpott - cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu