Holmes-Larabee Low Water Crossing
The low-water crossing was built in 1937 and acquired by the County in 1959. The bridge spans about half of the typical river channel and each spring the county grades approaches across the gravel bar to allow for summertime use.
In 2013, the low-water crossing was closed by Caltrans to all traffic due to structural inadequacy. In 2014, Humboldt County borrowed a Bailey Bridge from Mendocino County to provide an alternate downstream low-water crossing. In summer 2016, the County completed a repair project so that the low-water crossing/bridge can be utilized while the new all-season bridge project was being developed.
2018 Project Development (Phase I)
2021 Final Project Design Begins (Phase II)
2023 Construction Begins (Phase III)
2025 Construction Complete
- Timber stringer bridge over Eel River on Holmes Flat Road
- Humboldt County, California
- Open to traffic
- Built 1937; Acquired by County 1959; rehabilitated 1999; closed by CalTrans; borrowed Bailey Bridge in place 2014; low-water crossing/bridge repair project completed 2016
- Timber stringer low water crossing
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
- Also called
- Holmes Flat Road Bridge
Eel River Low-Level Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.41677, -123.93513 (decimal degrees)
40°25'00" N, 123°56'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/420664/4474436 (zone/easting/northing)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- Inventory numbers
- CA 04C-252 (California bridge number)
BH 89996 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of August 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.3 (out of 100)
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- October 22, 2020: New photo from Doug K
- August 25, 2020: New Street View added by Clark Vance
- July 20, 2020: Added by Nick Boppel