Craig Philpott

About Me 

Email: craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
Website: https://craigphotography.smugmug.com/

I live in California where the bridges seem to be many more miles apart then they are in the Mid-West. I have a small collection of bridge photos from the past 30 years and this web site has inspired me to photograph all my local and regional bridges in a quest I have thought about for many years.

Favorite Photos 

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Imola Ave Bridge

Napa River Bridge (Napa County, California)
Sketch of original bridge by Douglas Butler.

View this photo at drawbridges.multiply.com

Recent Updates 

Winship Road Bridge (Marin County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Corte Madera Creek on Winship Road in Ross
October 30, 2016: Updated by Craig Philpott: added engineer
Norwood Avenue Bridge (Marin County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Ross Creek on Norwood Avenue in Ross
October 30, 2016: Updated by Craig Philpott: added engineer
Manton Road Bridge (Tehama County, California)
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Digger Creek on Manton Road in Manton
September 11, 2016: New photos
Spanish Creek Bridge NEW (Plumas County, California)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Spanish Creek on CA HWY 70
September 5, 2016: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added NBI data and engineering Co
North Fork Feather River Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Through truss bridge over North Fork Feather River on CA 70 at Rock Creek
September 5, 2016: New photos
Storrie Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Pony truss bridge over North Branch of Feather River on Highway 70
September 5, 2016: New photo
North Fork Feather River Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Through truss bridge over North Fork Feather River on CA 70
September 5, 2016: New photos
Belden Town Road Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Through truss bridge over North Fork Feather River on Belden Town Road
September 5, 2016: New photo
Spanish Creek Bridge NEW (Plumas County, California)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Spanish Creek on CA HWY 70
September 5, 2016: Added
Spanish Ranch Road Bridge (Plumas County, California)
Steel stringer bridge over Spanish Creek on Spanish Ranch Road
September 5, 2016: Updated by Craig Philpott: modified name for clarity among bridges in county
SMART - Haystack's Landing Bridge (New) (Sonoma County, California)
Warren through truss bridge over Petaluma River on Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
April 10, 2016: New Street View added
SMART - Haystack's Landing Bridge (New) (Sonoma County, California)
Warren through truss bridge over Petaluma River on Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit
April 10, 2016: New photos
I-5 - Antlers Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Spandrel braced cantilever Deck truss bridge over Sacramento River on I-5 in Lakehead-Lakeshore
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Fern Road Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Wooden bridge over Glendenning Creek on Fern Road
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Buzzard Roost Road Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Bailey Pony truss bridge over Cedar Creek on Buzzard Roost Road in Round Mountain
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Bailey Creek Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Bailey Creek on Long Hay Flat Road
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Bailey Creek Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Bailey Creek on Long Hay Flat Road
December 7, 2015: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location
Pitt River Bridge (Modoc County, California)
Bridge over Pit River on Shaw Pit Rd-Cr 85c
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Klamath River Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Concrete tee beam bridge over Klamath River on State Route 263
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Louie Road Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Through truss bridge over Shasta River (Louie Br) on Louie Road
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
I-5 - Sacramento River Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Sacramento River on I-5 in Dunsmuir
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Eller Lane Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Through truss bridge over Scott River on Eller Lane
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Bogus Creek Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Bogus Creek on Ager-Beswich Road
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Smith River Bridge (Del Norte County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Smith River on US 101
December 7, 2015: New Street View added
Bartlett Springs Road Bridge (Lake County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
December 6, 2015: Added
NWP - Island Mountain Tunnel (Trinity County, California)
Tunnel on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
May 17, 2015: New photo
Bald Hills Road Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Klamath River on Bald Hills Road
May 16, 2015: New photo
Salmon River Covered Bridge 05-47-01 (Siskiyou County, California)
Lost Howe covered through truss Bridge over North Fork Salmon River on road
May 16, 2015: Added
Fay Lane Bridge (Siskiyou County, California)
Lost Through truss bridge over Scott River on Fay Lane
May 16, 2015: Added
Redwood Creek Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Redwood Creek on US HIGHWAY 101
May 16, 2015: New Street View added
Supply Creek Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Supply Creek on unnamed road
May 16, 2015: Added
Orleans Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Suspension bridge over Klamath River on CA 96
May 16, 2015: New photo
NWP - Chris Creek Bridge (Humboldt County, California)
Abandoned through truss bridge over Chris Creek on NWP Railroad
May 16, 2015: Added
Little Colorado River Bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Deck truss bridge over Little Colorado River on US 89
November 29, 2014: New photos
Cameron Suspension Bridge (Coconino County, Arizona)
Wire suspension bridge over Little Colorado River on US 89
November 29, 2014: New photos
Porter Creek Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Porter Creek on Porter Creek Road/Calistoga Road
May 15, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated location and status
Trancas Street Bridge (Napa County, California)
Five-span stone arch bridge over Milliken Creek on Trancas Street in Napa
May 9, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated closure status
Timbuctoo Road Bridge 1 (Yuba County, California)
Queen post pony truss bridge over Deep Ravine No. 1 on Timbuctoo Road
May 8, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated status, added photo
Trancas Street Bridge (Napa County, California)
Five-span stone arch bridge over Milliken Creek on Trancas Street in Napa
May 6, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected location
Bardees Bar Road Bridge (Butte County, California)
Abandoned pratt deck truss bridge over North Fork Feather River on Bardees Bar Road
May 4, 2014: New photos
UP - North Fork Bridge (Butte County, California)
Open-spandrel arch bridge over North Fork Feather River on Railroad
May 4, 2014: New photos
Poe Powerhouse Bridge (Butte County, California)
Pratt deck truss bridge over N Fork Feather River on Road
May 4, 2014: Added
Pilarcitos Creek Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Pilarcitos Creek on Main Street in Half Moon Bay
April 20, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated bridge, added photos
Pilarcitos Creek Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Pilarcitos Creek on Main Street in Half Moon Bay
April 20, 2014: New photos
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail - Arroyo de En Medio Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Arroyo de En Medio on Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail
April 20, 2014: New photos
Devil's Slide Tunnel (San Mateo County, California)
Tunnel under Devil's Slide promontory on Hwy 1
April 20, 2014: New photos
Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Stone arch bridge over Mills Creek
April 20, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location added photos
Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Stone arch bridge over Mills Creek
April 20, 2014: New photos
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail - Arroyo de En Medio Bridge (San Mateo County, California)
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Arroyo de En Medio on Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail
April 14, 2014: Added
Clear Creek Bridge (Shasta County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Clear Creek
March 28, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos

Recent Comments 

Posted October 30, 2016
Posted December 6, 2015

A newly posted bridge in Lake County CA. Pretty cool find.

Posted November 29, 2014

New span under construction just East of existing span.

Posted May 6, 2014
Posted April 21, 2014

Rare for an MOB to garner this much discussion. Interesting.

Posted April 20, 2014

Lived near here as a kid and wish now that I have a shot of the old bridge this replaces. For many years this was just a rugged gravel road with limited improvements.

Posted April 20, 2014

I have crossed this bridge several times. While it is certainly a MOB, it is one of the finest installations of such a structure I have witnessed. Effort was invested to "fit" it into the local geography and the contribution this structure makes to the regional footpath is significant.

Posted April 20, 2014

Bridge completely abandoned and invisible from 50 feet away. Completely overgrown with berry vine and poison oak shrubbery.

Shoe Farm Bridge (Pennsylvania)
Posted April 14, 2014

Well sure they do, that is where Birkenstocks are raised.

Posted April 14, 2014

Too bad if this old bridge walking path is closed.

Posted April 14, 2014

Nice set of new photos and perspectives added on this bridge.

Posted April 14, 2014

this bridge looks like it might be a second bridge on the original abutments. Interesting.

ASCE bridge photo contest
Posted March 29, 2014

ASCE bridge photo contest, closes on March 31, 2014.

http://woobox.com/e5q43b?web=1

Posted March 24, 2014

yes, the tragic landslide in this little valley is what drew my attention to the region.

Posted March 24, 2014

I shall agree with ArtS on this one. I fell into a similar situation when I posted the link to a "new" relocated bridge here in CA. http://bridgehunter.com/ca/sonoma/bh52632/

The bridge has never been installed, the rail authority operating the line has never provided updates and the project may never happen.