Salinas River Bridge (Pre 1914)
Published prior to 1923
BH Photo #369142
This bridge was lengthened with trestle work on the east several times in response to undermining of the east riverbank. In 1916 it was said to be nearly a mile long. It seems to have suffered flood damage frequently, such as in 1914 when flooding wrecked the approach trestle built after another recent flood.
Some source link photos show all-steel trusses, but it is unclear whether the original combination truss bridge was completely replaced or whether the spans were replaced little by little due to frequent damage.
- Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Salinas River on US-101
- King City, Monterey County, California
- Destroyed by flooding
- Destroyed by flooding 1914
- Combination Pratt through truss with at least 16 spans and additional Kingpost pony truss and timber trestle approaches
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.20344, -121.14116 (decimal degrees)
36°12'12" N, 121°08'28" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/667110/4008114 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Thompson Canyon
- Inventory number
- BH 74250 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 8, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Salinas River", "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck", "Combination truss", "Finials", "Cresting"
- August 7, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- November 3, 2016: Added by Dave King