Erik Hoffman

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Email: norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com

Recent Updates 

Oregon City Covered Bridge 05-04-B (Butte County, California)
Modern covered bridge over Oregon Gulch Creek on Oregon Gulch Road at Oregon City
June 25, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Covered"
Hooker Creek Road Underpass (Humboldt County, California)
Corrugated multi-plate arch bridge over Hooker Creek Road on Hwy 101
June 12, 2019: New Street View added
Hooker Creek Road Underpass (Humboldt County, California)
Corrugated multi-plate arch bridge over Hooker Creek Road on Hwy 101
June 12, 2019: Added
Marina Road Underpass (Humboldt County, California)
Corrugated multi-plate arch bridge over Marina Road on State Route 255
June 12, 2019: New Street View added
Marina Road Underpass (Humboldt County, California)
Corrugated multi-plate arch bridge over Marina Road on State Route 255
June 12, 2019: Added
Water Canyon Road Bridge (Wallowa County, Oregon)
Other deck truss bridge over Wallowa River on Water Canyon Road
June 12, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Kingpost truss"
Water Canyon Road Bridge (Wallowa County, Oregon)
Other deck truss bridge over Wallowa River on Water Canyon Road
June 12, 2019: New Street View added
Water Canyon Road Bridge (Wallowa County, Oregon)
Other deck truss bridge over Wallowa River on Water Canyon Road
June 12, 2019: Added
Wurr Road Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Steel stringer bridge over Pescadero Creek on Wurr Road
June 12, 2019: Added
Canyon Road Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Bailey pony truss bridge over Landslide on Canyon Road
June 12, 2019: Added
Pescadero Creek Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Bailey pony truss bridge over Pescadero Creek on State Park Road
June 12, 2019: Added
13th Street Bridge (Saline County, Nebraska)
Through truss bridge over Big Blue River on 13th Street in Crete
June 12, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Replaced
Costilla Crossing Bridge (Conejos County, Colorado)
Two-span Thacher through truss bridge over the Rio Grande on CR G east of Antonito
June 10, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Lally columns"
Berkheimer Bridge (Humboldt County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over West Fork Des Moines River on 215th Street west of Humboldt
June 10, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Pier Bents"
Fern Road Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Wooden bridge over Glendenning Creek on Fern Road
June 10, 2019: New Street View added
Gualala Road Bridge (Mendocino County, California)
Pratt Through truss bridge over North Fork Gualala River on Gualala Road
June 9, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Pier Bents"
South Fork Kaweah River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Kaweah River on M348
June 9, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge hasn't been replaced, pictures of 'replacement' are in wrong location. See description
Breedlove Road Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Steel stringer bridge over Canyon Creek on Breedlove Road
June 8, 2019: Added
Donny Bridge (Madera County, California)
Abandoned Warren pony truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Old Road 32 (Abandoned)
June 8, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Lally columns"
Donny Bridge (Madera County, California)
Abandoned Warren pony truss bridge over San Joaquin River on Old Road 32 (Abandoned)
June 8, 2019: New photo
Weidemeyer Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Through truss bridge over Thomes Creek on Rawson Road
June 7, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Pier Bents"
Weidemeyer Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Through truss bridge over Thomes Creek on Rawson Road
June 7, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Lally columns"
Purdon Crossing Bridge (Nevada County, California)
Pratt half through through truss bridge over South Yuba River on Purdon Road
June 7, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Lally columns"
Waldo Road Bridge (Yuba County, California)
Through truss bridge over Dry Creek on Waldo Road in Spenceville Wildlife Area
June 6, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Lally columns"
Dyson Lane Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Through truss bridge over Middle Fork Feather River on Dyson Lane
June 6, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Lally columns"
Thunder Bridge (Clay County, Iowa)
Through truss bridge over Little Sioux River on 355th Street (Thunder Bridge Road) just off 4th Street in Spencer
June 6, 2019: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Lally columns"
Bayne Road Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Dutch Creek on Bayne Road
June 6, 2019: Added
Snow Creek Bridge (Mariposa County, California)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Snow Creek on Triangle Road
June 6, 2019: New Street View added
Snow Creek Bridge (Mariposa County, California)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Snow Creek on Triangle Road
June 6, 2019: Added
Stevens Canyon Bridge (Santa Clara County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Stevens Creek on Stevens Canyon Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Van Damme State Park Bridge (Mendocino County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Little River on Van Damme State Park Road
June 5, 2019: Added
East Fork Bridge (Trinity County, California)
Deck truss bridge over East Fork of North Fork Trinity River on East Fork Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Applegate River Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Bailey pony truss bridge over Applegate River on 1040 Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Boulder Creek Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Bailey pony truss bridge over Boulder Creek on McKeen Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Laing Road Bridge (Placer County, California)
Bailey pony truss bridge over North Fork American River on Laing Road (FR 19-22-6)
June 5, 2019: Added
Ponderosa Way Bridge II (Tehama County, California)
Steel stringer bridge over Mill Creek on Ponderosa Way
June 5, 2019: Added
Ponderosa Way Bridge I (Tehama County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Deer Creek on Ponderosa Way
June 5, 2019: Added
Battle Creek Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Battle Creek on Ponderosa Way
June 5, 2019: Added
Capell Cross Bridge (Napa County, California)
Steel arch bridge over Capell Creek on Capell Cross Road
June 5, 2019: New Street View added
Partrick Road Bridge (Napa County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Browns Valley Creek on Partrick Road
June 5, 2019: New Street View added
Valley View Street Bridge (Napa County, California)
Iron arch bridge over Sulphur Creek on Valley View Street
June 5, 2019: New Street View added
Taylor Creek Bridge (Yolo County, California)
Concrete deck arch bridge over Taylor Creek on State Route 16
June 5, 2019: New Street View added
Fortna Road Bridge (Sutter County, California)
Steel arch bridge over Sutter County Extension Canal on Fortna Road
June 5, 2019: New Street View added
Bloyd Road Bridge (Sutter County, California)
Steel arch bridge over Live Oak Slough on Bloyd Road
June 5, 2019: New Street View added
Capell Cross Bridge (Napa County, California)
Steel arch bridge over Capell Creek on Capell Cross Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Partrick Road Bridge (Napa County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Browns Valley Creek on Partrick Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Valley View Street Bridge (Napa County, California)
Iron arch bridge over Sulphur Creek on Valley View Street
June 5, 2019: Added
Bull Creek Road Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Bailey pony truss bridge over South Fork American River on Bull Creek Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Willow Creek Bridge (Madera County, California)
Steel arch bridge over Willow Creek on Redinger Lake Road
June 5, 2019: Added
Conard Road Bridge (Lassen County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Susan River on Conard Road (FR 30N06)
June 5, 2019: Added

Recent Comments 

Posted June 12, 2019

Okay, I see now. Sorry, I scrolled through too fast and thought the pictures of the approaches were main spans.

Posted June 11, 2019

The bridge still exists and the demolition project page has been taken down, so I'm hoping perhaps that project has been dropped.

Posted June 5, 2019

Found what appears to be a twin of this bridge downstream on Bull Creek Road, built in 2000 per NBI.

http://bridgehunter.com/ca/el-dorado/bull-creek-road/

Posted May 26, 2019

Bridge is still standing. I think the Valley Fire, which burned through Middletown and around the bridge immediately before the selected replacement date, may have delayed or cancelled the project. It may have even lowered the traffic over it enough to made replacement unnecessary, or at least less immediate, in the county's eyes.

Posted May 17, 2019

Are the trusses on this even load-bearing? The "floorbeam" system on this looks more like load-bearing stringers to me.

Posted May 5, 2019

Location is correct. Bridge is called Mono Hot Springs Bridge. In my knowledge, it's just a Bailey pony truss.

Posted May 5, 2019

This is a beautiful and well-aging span that should be able to go on serving traffic for decades. Does appear to have received an abutment rehab at some point.

Posted May 5, 2019

I live in the area so you can contact me at norcalroadswebsite@gmail.com if you need any road information. If you're going to visit this bridge, just be advised that Jordan Hill coming from the southern (Concow/Parkhill) end is extremely rough so it's better to visit it via the northern (Paradise/Magalia) end.

Posted April 28, 2019

Why was this added exactly...? This is just a UCEB

Posted April 22, 2019

It doesn't "need to get replaced" thank you very much. If it's no longer operated as a moving span, that's because it doesn't need to be. It's still a perfectly useful bridge in good condition.

Posted April 22, 2019

By the way, I know this is mostly a UCEB, but I figured I'd keep this here to contrast with the pony truss upstream & avoid future confusion.

Posted April 21, 2019

The location of the primary creek channel under this bridge has shifted since its completion, placing the entire northern span over typically dry floodplain and vegetation, and placing the southern abutment and approach road almost directly in the creek's path. As such, I worry that that 'project' may be a replacement. However, the bridge is well maintained, and recently repaved and redecked, which makes me hope that the project is not a replacement but instead a project to repair erosion to the southern abutment and approaching road, which has to be done by the county every 15 years or so at this point. It's six years after that project was supposedly 'current', and the bridge is still here. Replacements are often delayed, but not by that much - at least not without some sign of progress, which there has not been. So I think it's safe for now, but as the creek keeps moving, its days might be numbered.

Posted April 21, 2019

Possibly a casualty of the Carr Fire...

Peltier Bridge (California)
Posted April 21, 2019

Possibly a casualty of the Carr Fire...

Posted April 19, 2019

UPDATE: Reports of deck being destroyed turned out to be untrue, bridge was confused with a modern pedestrian truss bridge. I genuinely have no idea how it was that wrong, but here we are. Bridge is spared and open to traffic.