Rating:
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Fernbridge

Photos 

Fernbridge

Photo taken by Walt Frazer in May 2008

BH Photo #121850

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Eel River on CA 211
Location
Humboldt County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1911; rehabilitated 1918
Builder
- John B. Leonard of Union City, Michigan (Engineer)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 194.9 ft.
Total length: 2,408.3 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Deck width: 22.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 2, 1987
Also called
Eel River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61333, -124.20167   (decimal degrees)
40°36'48" N, 124°12'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/398348/4496528 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fortuna
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
5,300
Inventory numbers
CA 4-134 (California bridge number)
CA 04-134 (California bridge number)
NRHP 87000566 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 10900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 31.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2018: New photos from Mike Goff
  • June 23, 2013: New photos from Brian Smith
  • June 22, 2013: New photo from Mike Lynch
  • June 1, 2012: New photos from Larry Matthews
  • February 22, 2012: New photo from Brian Smith
  • December 15, 2009: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • August 18, 2008: New photo from Walt Frazer

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Walt Frazer - abooks [at] humboldt1 [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brian Smith - casigns28 [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Larry Matthews
  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia - Fernbridge

Comments 

Fernbridge
Posted September 6, 2019, by Jared

Found an interesting article from '87 that stated that the bridge was likely doomed. Good job to the townsfolk who saved this gem.

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-03-13-mn-5613-s...

Eel River Bridge
Posted February 4, 2007, by Matthew Filar (mfilar [at] pacbell [dot] net)

Fernbridge and Eel River by Matthew Filar