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Big Dann Creek Bridge


Big Dan Creek

Looking E from current alignment of Hwy 101

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in August 2009


BH Photo #145537

Street Views 


Concrete arch bridge over Big Dann Creek on CA 271
Mendocino County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1931
- Christian T. Gutleben
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Length of largest span: 319.9 ft.
Total length: 585.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84694, -123.69667   (decimal degrees)
39°50'49" N, 123°41'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/440399/4411001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
CA 10-30 (California bridge number)
BH 11123 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 67.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2013: Updated by Clark Vance: Corrected build date
  • June 24, 2013: New photo from Mike Lynch
  • September 10, 2011: New photos from Brian Smith
  • March 22, 2011: New photo from Michael Goff
  • July 5, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • March 30, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added engineer name
  • August 21, 2009: New photos from Craig Philpott


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Brian Smith - casigns28 [at] outlook [dot] com
  • HAER CA-269 - Redwood National & State Parks Roads, California coast from Crescent City to Trinidad, Crescent City vicinity, Del Norte, CA
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Big Dann Creek Bridge
Posted May 8, 2019, by Stephanie van steen (Mustangboss1987 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Leslie i live right by the bridge. Would love to see some photos of it being built.

Big Dann Creek Bridge
Posted August 19, 2009, by Leslie Gutleben Hall (jaglady95 [at] gmail [dot] com)

My grandfather, Christian Theophil Gutleben built this and many bridges including the Cedar Creek Bridge, approaches to the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges and many others. I have old images of this bridge under construction. He was particurally fond of the arch bridges and would be happy to know that they are still standing.