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UP - Piru Creek Bridge

Photos 

Overview

View from new Center Street bridge, south and downstream of this bridge.

Photo taken by Karl Sweitzer

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BH Photo #140793

Map 

Street View 

Brief history 

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.

Source: "http://portal.countyofventura.org/pls/portal/docs/PAGE/CEO/DIVISIONS/COMMUNITYDEVELOPMENT/RDA/ABOUT_PIRU/WALKING%20TOUR%20BROCHURE.PDF"

Note: This bridge has been designated a historical landmark in Ventura County by the Ventura County Genealogical Society (http://www.venturacogensoc.org/HistLand.htm).

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Piru Creek on Union Pacific Railroad in Piru
Location
Piru, Ventura County, California
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1902 by the American Bridge Company.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
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)
Quadrangle map:
Piru
Elevation
690 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 42629 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • 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

Sources 

  • Karl Sweitzer - kesc [at] pacbell [dot] net
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

UP - Piru Creek Bridge
Posted March 5, 2014, by Fraa Orolo (fraa [dot] orolo [at] outlook [dot] com)

This bridge is used as the bridge to "Noble's Hollow" in the TV series "Justified".