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Dry Creek Bridge


Amador County, California Bridges: Cook Road Bridge (26C0048) across Dry Creek (1)

Photo taken by Mark Yashinsky

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Street Views 


Abandoned Pratt pony truss bridge over Dry Creek on 5 Mile Dr
Ione, Amador County, California
Removed, new bridge built, bridge left sitting in meadow next to creek
Built 1910, bypassed 1989
- Berkeley Steel Co.
- V.F. Garbarini
Pratt half-hip pony truss bridge. Overhead bracing is an alteration and not original.
Length of largest span: 115.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 11, 1986
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.35392, -120.95862   (decimal degrees)
38°21'14" N, 120°57'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/678371/4247056 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
NRHP 86000734 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 69935 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 12, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated bridge type to reflect the original design and better illustrate its historic significance.
  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • July 7, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 28, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 28, 2015: New Street View added by Erik Hoffman
  • November 10, 2015: Added by Erik Hoffman


  • Erik Hoffman - norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth


Dry Creek Bridge
Posted March 12, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The overhead bracing is not original. At first, I thought it was a replacement for original bracing. Then I noticed the bridge is configured as a Half-Hip Pratt. Then I found the NRHP Nomination... If the NRHP nomination (attached) is accurate, this bridge was originally a pony truss! Never heard of a half-hip pin connected pony truss of this span length.

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