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Lake Natoma Crossing


Lake Natoma Crossing Folsom CA

Looking West from Greenback Lane Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2010


BH Photo #166354

Street Views 


Post-tensioned box girder bridge over Lake Natoma on Folsom-Auburn Road in Folsom
Folsom, Sacramento County, California
Open to traffic
1999, Open to 4 lanes of traffic plus 2 pedestrian walkways
- C.C. Myers, Inc (Builder)
Post-tensioned concrete box girder, with false deck arches.
Length of largest span: 337.0 ft.
Total length: 2,230.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 114.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67945, -121.18063   (decimal degrees)
38°40'46" N, 121°10'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/658256/4282776 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
186 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37310 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 17, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "False Arch"
  • May 14, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • May 25, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location
  • August 25, 2008: Added by Kim Harvey



Lake Natoma Crossing
Posted May 16, 2011, by Matt Lohry

Hmmmm, a feeble attempt to make it look interesting, from my point of view--I think the bridge would actually look better without the arches, as it is very easy to tell that they serve no purpose, and look quite out of place, IMHO. This bridge looks very much like a new bridge that was built in St. Paul, MN, over the Mississippi (Wakota Bridge), but the MN bridge lacks the arches. Mike, best of luck on that PE exam!

Lake Natoma Crossing
Posted May 16, 2011, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

I remember looking at this structure in the past and thinking it was interesting. After looking at it a second time I noticed the arches are purely ornamental on this structure.

I hate to say this, but from a structural standpoint this bridge is just a plain concrete box girder bridge. It still belongs on the site in my opinion due to its unique design, though it is an “Ugly Concrete Eyesore Bridge” in disguise.

I am planning on going to take my California PE exam this fall, so I might have to check this bridge out when I am finished with my test.