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Sacramento River Bridge

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Sacramento River Hwy 162

Looking NW.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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BH Photo #157215

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Street Views 

Description 

Work was started by Johnson Western Company on the substructure and approaches in March 1947. The Judson, Pacific-Murphy Corporation was the contractor for the superstructure. Cost was one-half million dollars. Opening of the bridge ended the state operated trans-river ferry that began May 1941. This was the last state operated ferry on the Sacramento River and the ferry was sent down river to Stockton to serve as a standby unit in the San Joaquin Delta region. Courtesy, Wagon Wheels, Colusa County Historical Society

Facts 

Overview
Howe Through truss bridge over Sacramento River on CA 162/Biggs-Willows Road
Location
Glenn County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1948; rehabilitated 1961
Builder
- Pacific-Murphy Corporation (Builder)
Design
Main span is a divided Howe through truss design.
West approach is a Pratt through truss.
swing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 292.0 ft.
Total length: 4,389.3 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Also called
Highway 162 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.45667, -121.99500   (decimal degrees)
39°27'24" N, 121°59'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/586463/4367937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Butte City
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
2,400
Inventory numbers
CA 11-17 (California bridge number)
BH 10884 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 54 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • January 19, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 14, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added builder info
  • March 9, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view
  • March 6, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Updated design, corrected build year, added photos

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Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Sacramento River Bridge
Posted November 24, 2019, by Mike Dottai (mikedottai [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sacramento River Bridge at Butte City

Sacramento River Bridge
Posted November 23, 2019, by Mike Dottai (mikedottai [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sacramento River Bridge at Butte City

Sacramento River Bridge
Posted August 12, 2018, by Bill (Bmwsson [at] yahoo [dot] com)

An absolute beautiful bridge if itís not historic does not make any difference because it certainly needs to be preserved very special place they created with this bridge my opinion