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Soda Springs Road Bridge


Photo submitted by Craig Philpott in July 2018, taken byGair Feestir and shared by cphilpott

License: Released into public domain


BH Photo #432225


Warren pony truss bridge over North Fork American River on Soda Springs Road
Placer County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1900
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 79.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.24738, -120.35209   (decimal degrees)
39°14'51" N, 120°21'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/728502/4347570 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Granite Chief
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
Inventory numbers
CA 19C-71 (California bridge number)
BH 11254 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 49.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 26, 2018: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • July 25, 2018: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • November 11, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location



Soda Springs Road Bridge
Posted October 7, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The NBI doesn't even give a date of construction so I don't know where the 1900 came from. It looks more like ca. 1930 to me.

As far as the diamond tread stuff goes, you could note it in the comments but I don't think you'll see enough of them to warrant a category.

Soda Springs Road Bridge
Posted October 7, 2019, by Daniel

Is this style of construction reasonable for 1900?

Also: while the deck is primarily wood, the wearing surface where tires go is steel (diamond plate). I'm not sure how to edit that on the bridgereports site, or if it can be done.

I crossed it yesterday, took a couple pics but they don't show anything different from the photos already posted.