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Cholame Road Bridge


Chalome Road Bridge

View looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott


BH Photo #204868

Street View 


Pratt Through truss bridge over Little Cholame Creek on Cholame Road
Monterey County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1910
Pratt Through truss
Length of largest span: 113.9 ft.
Total length: 134.8 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.88634, -120.43565   (decimal degrees)
35°53'11" N, 120°26'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/731473/3974379 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
CA 44C-36 (California bridge number)
BH 11169 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 48 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 11, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Fix GPS.
  • July 23, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • July 17, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • April 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design and added street view



Hunter Liggett Army Base
Posted September 29, 2014, by Jack Navarez (jnavarez [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Thanks for the info on Wisconsin bridges. I'll visit them later in Eau Claire. On another note, there is another one on the California army base near the entry road that crosses the San Antonio River. I don't know if you're aware of this one. You need to prove citizenship and auto insurance to go on the property.

Google maps has a couple of photos of the truss bridge.

Jack N.

Ben Lomond, CA

Cholame Road Bridge
Posted July 23, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This bridge and the very nearby Little Cholame Creek Bridge are visually identical. The dimensions and design are identical and yet the data on this website indicates one was built in 1910 and one in 1915. More research might be warranted.