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 

New Wilbur Springs Road Bridge (Colusa County, California)
Modern polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on Wilbur Springs Rd
May 6, 2019: 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
April 9, 2019: New photos
Clover Creek Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Clover Creek on Generals Highway
January 20, 2019: New photos
Lower Tenmile Creek Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Deck truss bridge over Lower Tenmile Creek on Tenmile Road
January 20, 2019: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location and road name
South Fork Kaweah River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Kaweah River on M348
January 20, 2019: New photos
South Fork Kaweah River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Kaweah River on M348
January 20, 2019: Updated by Craig Philpott: attached photos of NEW Replacement bridge
South Fork Kaweah River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Pony truss bridge over South Fork Kaweah River on South Fork Drive in Three Rivers
January 20, 2019: New photos
Kaweah River Bridge (Tulare County, California)
Concrete arch bridge over Kaweah River on CA 198 in Three Rivers
January 20, 2019: New photos
Clover Creek Bridge (Duplicate post) (Tulare County, California)
Arch bridge over Clover Creek on Generals Highway
January 20, 2019: Updated by Craig Philpott: marked file duplicate
Rockpile Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Warren Deck truss bridge over Warm Springs Creek on Rockpile Road
October 18, 2018: New video
Hauser Bridge (new) (Sonoma County, California)
Steel pony truss Arch bridge over South Fork Gualala River on Hauser Bridge Road
October 18, 2018: New Street View added
Hauser Bridge (new) (Sonoma County, California)
Steel pony truss Arch bridge over South Fork Gualala River on Hauser Bridge Road
October 18, 2018: Essay added
Hauser Bridge (new) (Sonoma County, California)
Steel pony truss Arch bridge over South Fork Gualala River on Hauser Bridge Road
October 18, 2018: Updated by Craig Philpott: added details and link to construction document site
Healdsburg Avenue Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Through truss bridge over Russian River on Healdsburg Avenue in Healdsburg
October 17, 2018: New video
NWP - Healdsburg Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Russian River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
October 17, 2018: New video
Rockpile Road Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Warren Deck truss bridge over Warm Springs Creek on Rockpile Road
October 16, 2018: New photos
NWP - Healdsburg Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Russian River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
October 16, 2018: New photos
Healdsburg Avenue Bridge (Sonoma County, California)
Through truss bridge over Russian River on Healdsburg Avenue in Healdsburg
October 16, 2018: New photos
Bartlett Springs Road Bridge (Lake County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
September 3, 2018: New video
Bartlett Springs Road Bridge (Lake County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
September 3, 2018: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos edited description
Bartlett Springs Road Bridge (Lake County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
September 3, 2018: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos edited description
Bartlett Springs Road Bridge (Lake County, California)
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Cache Creek on Bartlett Springs Rd
September 3, 2018: New photos
Lobster Creek Road Bridge (Curry County, Oregon)
Parker through truss bridge over Rogue River on Lobster Creek Road
August 26, 2018: New photos
Pudding Creek Bridge (Mendocino County, California)
Timber stringer bridge over Pudding Creek on California State Park Trail in Fort Bragg
August 25, 2018: New photos
Jack Peters Creek Bridge (Mendocino County, California)
Concrete stringer bridge over Jack Peters Creek on State Route 1
August 25, 2018: New photos
Noyo River Bridge (2005) (Mendocino County, California)
Concrete stringer bridge over Noyo River & Harbor Dr on State Route 001 in Fort Bragg
August 25, 2018: New photo
Sites Lodoga Road Bridge (Colusa County, California)
Abandoned Queenpost pony truss bridge over Grapevine Creek on Old Sites Lodoga Road
August 8, 2018: New photos
Soda Springs Road Bridge (Placer County, California)
Warren pony truss bridge over North Fork American River on Soda Springs Road
July 26, 2018: New photos
Soda Springs Road Bridge (Placer County, California)
Warren 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

Recent Comments 

Posted May 6, 2019

this is such fantastic news on the re-use of the original bridge.

Posted January 20, 2019

Attempted to view bridge, road now appears to have locked gate, no access.

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.