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Nelson Bar Steel Bridge

Photo 

Photo provided by John Doyle

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BH Photo #480050

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge
Location
Butte County, California
Status
Removed but not replaced
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.69315, -121.56366   (decimal degrees)
39°41'35" N, 121°33'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/623155/4394687 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cherokee
Inventory number
BH 76770 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1903 (596)
Built during 1900s (7,249)
Butte County, California (89)
California (2,606)
Lost (24,938)
Lost 1967 (69)
Lost during 1960s (751)
Through truss (15,159)
Truss (32,934)

Update Log 

  • August 27, 2020: New photo from Luke
  • April 26, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Comments 

Nelson Bar Steel Bridge
Posted August 26, 2020, by Doug Klingerman

Note the info from Yankee Hill Historical Society:

https://yankeehillhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Con...

"On March 30, 1903, one week after the California Gas and Electric Corporation acquired the Concow Reservoir in the power company consolidations, the dam failed. ... The force of the flooding washed out the wooden covered Nelson Bar Bridge. The bridge was replaced with a steel bridge. (That bridge was torn down when Lake Oroville was filled in 1967)."