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Little Potato Slough Bridge (1991)


Little Potato Slough

Looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in February 2010


BH Photo #155415

Street Views 


Swing bridge over Little Potato Slough on CA 12 in Terminous
Terminous, San Joaquin County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1991
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 2,980.1 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 42.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.11500, -121.49667   (decimal degrees)
38°06'54" N, 121°29'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/631785/4219641 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory numbers
CA 29-101 (California bridge number)
BH 11430 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2018: New photos from John Cockle
  • May 15, 2018: New Street View added by Leslie R Trick
  • November 26, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 17, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott

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Little Potato Slough Bridge
Posted November 26, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge is so ugly its interesting. Certainly a contender for ugliest movable bridge ever constructed. BEFORE reading the below comments, I immediately thought the bridge tender house looked like a prison guard tower. We certainly have come a long way (down) since the bridge tender houses from the 1920s in Chicago.

Little Potato Slough Bridge
Posted February 18, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

My only claim to shame on this bridge is that I drove across the old bridge for years and never stopped to take a picture. Yes, looks like a guard tower.

Little Potato Slough Bridge
Posted February 18, 2010, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

At first glance, I saw the tower that serves as the control house and thought, "Since when have we started posting photos of prisons?" I mean, is it just me, or does that pylon look more like a prison guard tower?

Little Potato Slough Bridge
Posted February 18, 2010, by Robert Thompson

Wow. It's an interesting mixture of impressive engineering and modern butt-uglyness. I'm both intrigued and repelled.