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 

Sites Lodoga Road Bridge (Colusa County, California)
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Grapevine Creek on Old Sites Lodoga Road
August 8, 2018: New photos
Soda Springs Road Bridge (Placer County, California)
Pony truss bridge over North Fork American River on Soda Springs Road
July 26, 2018: New photos
Soda Springs Road Bridge (Placer County, California)
Pony truss bridge over North Fork American River on Soda Springs Road
July 25, 2018: New photo
Slate Gulch Bridge (Mariposa County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Slate Gulch on CA 140
April 14, 2018: New photo
Bixby Creek Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Bixby Creek on CA 1
March 29, 2018: Updated by Craig Philpott: added drone photos and video by drone link
Rocky Creek Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Rocky Creek on CA 1
March 29, 2018: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added video link
Rocky Creek Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Rocky Creek on CA 1
March 29, 2018: New video
Bixby Creek Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Bixby Creek on CA 1
March 29, 2018: New video
Bixby Creek Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Bixby Creek on CA 1
March 29, 2018: New photos
Oregon Creek Covered Bridge 05-58-01 (Yuba County, California)
Covered bridge over Oregon Creek on Alleghany Ridge Road at Oregon Creek Campground
March 29, 2018: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated status, open
Tyler-Foote Crossing Bridge (Sierra County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Middle Fork Yuba River on Tyler Foote Crossing Road
March 29, 2018: New photos
Oregon Creek Covered Bridge 05-58-01 (Yuba County, California)
Covered bridge over Oregon Creek on Alleghany Ridge Road at Oregon Creek Campground
March 29, 2018: New photos
Tyler-Foote Crossing Bridge (Sierra County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Middle Fork Yuba River on Tyler Foote Crossing Road
March 28, 2018: Added
Big Creek Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Big Creek on CA 1
February 7, 2018: New video
Big Creek Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Big Creek on CA 1
February 7, 2018: Updated by Craig Philpott: added video and edited design
Annapolis Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Parker Through truss bridge over Gualala River (Clark Xing) on Annapolis Road
September 4, 2017: New photos
Arroyo Seco River Bridge (Monterey County, California)
2-span Parker through truss bridge over Arroyo Seco River on Elm Avenue
August 27, 2017: 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
August 24, 2017: New photo
UP - Humboldt River Bridge No. 5.25 (Elko County, Nevada)
Pratt through truss bridge over Humboldt River on UP Railroad
August 20, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: Created log and location
UP - Humboldt River Bridge No. 5.25 (Elko County, Nevada)
Pratt through truss bridge over Humboldt River on UP Railroad
August 20, 2017: Added
UP - Humboldt River Bridge (West Elko No. 3) (Elko County, Nevada)
Bridge over Humboldt River on UP Railroad
August 20, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: created log, added photos
UP - Humboldt River Bridge (West Elko No. 3) (Elko County, Nevada)
Bridge over Humboldt River on UP Railroad
August 20, 2017: Added
UP - Humboldt River Bridge No. 2 (Elko County, Nevada)
Through truss bridge over Humboldt River on railroad
August 20, 2017: New photos
UP - Humboldt River Bridge No. 1 (Elko County, Nevada)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Humboldt River on railroad
August 20, 2017: New photos
UP - Elko Bridge (Elko County, Nevada)
Through truss bridge over Humboldt River on Union Pacific Railroad
August 20, 2017: New photos
UP - Humboldt River Bridge (West Elko No. 1) (Elko County, Nevada)
Pratt through truss bridge over Humboldt River on Railroad
August 20, 2017: New photo
UP - Humboldt River Bridge (West Elko No. 2) (Elko County, Nevada)
Pratt through truss bridge over Humboldt River on Railroad
August 20, 2017: New photo
Maggie Creek Bridge (Elko County, Nevada)
Bowstring through truss bridge
August 20, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated status added photos
Carlin Highway Tunnel (Elko County, Nevada)
Bridge on Hwy 80
August 20, 2017: Added
Carlin RR Tunnels (Elko County, Nevada)
Tunnel under Carlin Canyon; Humboldt River UP railroad
August 20, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: Divided post into separate listing for RR vs auto tunnels
UP - Humboldt River Bridge (East Carlin) (Elko County, Nevada)
Pratt through truss bridge over Humboldt River on Railroad
August 20, 2017: New photos
UP - Humboldt River Birdge (West Carlin) (Elko County, Nevada)
Through truss bridge over Humboldt River on Railroad
August 20, 2017: New photos
Walter's Ferry Bridge (Owyhee County, Idaho)
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Snake River on Abandoned ID-45
August 20, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: updated status added photos
Walter's Ferry Bridge (Owyhee County, Idaho)
Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Snake River on Abandoned ID-45
August 20, 2017: New photos
UP - Camp Roberts Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Through truss bridge over Salinas River on UP Railroad
August 1, 2017: New Street View added
UP - Camp Roberts Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Through truss bridge over Salinas River on UP Railroad
August 1, 2017: Added
San Antonio River Bridge (Monterey County, California)
Through truss bridge over San Antonio River on Nacimiento Road
August 1, 2017: Added
Laytonville - Dos Rios Bridge (Mendocino County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Burger Creek on Laytonville - Dos Rios Road
July 23, 2017: New video
Geysers Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Pratt Through truss bridge over Big Sulphur Creek on Geysers Road
July 20, 2017: New video
Beavertail Mountain Tunnel (Mesa County, Colorado)
Pair of tunnels under Beavertail Mountain on Interstate 70/US 6
July 9, 2017: New Street View added
Beavertail Mountain Tunnel (Mesa County, Colorado)
Pair of tunnels under Beavertail Mountain on Interstate 70/US 6
July 9, 2017: Added
Eisenhower Tunnel (Summit County, Colorado)
Tunnel on I-70 Westbound at Loveland Pass
July 9, 2017: Added
South Canon Bridge (Garfield County, Colorado)
Closed through truss bridge over the Colorado River just off I-70, west of Glenwood Springs
July 9, 2017: New photo
No Name Tunnel (Garfield County, Colorado)
Pair of tunnels on I-70 at Horseshoe Curve east of Glenwood Springs
July 9, 2017: New photos
Mexican Canyon Trestle (Otero County, New Mexico)
Large wooden trestle on the former Alamogordo & Sacramento Mountain Railroad near Cloudcroft
July 4, 2017: New photos
US 82 Tunnel (Otero County, New Mexico)
Tunnel on US 82 under a rock formation
July 4, 2017: New photos
UP - Three Rivers Bridge (Otero County, New Mexico)
Pratt Through truss bridge over Three Rivers on Railroad (UP)
June 30, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: added railroad and design detail and photos
Hansen Bridge (Sierra County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Downie River on East River Street
June 22, 2017: New photos
Hospital Bridge (Sierra County, California)
Pratt through truss bridge over Downie River on Former Upper Main Street
May 8, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: uploaded photos
Hansen Bridge (Sierra County, California)
Pony truss bridge over Downie River on East River Street
May 8, 2017: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos

Recent Comments 

Posted March 29, 2018

Added three pictures from overhead drone camera

Posted March 29, 2018

Bridge has been rehabilitated and new photos submitted by friend of site.

Posted August 20, 2017

After several years of absence, pleased to congratulate the milestone winner and continue building data for the future next milestone

Posted July 23, 2017

Road through bridge is open, just posted drone video of bridge.

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.