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Lower Gas Point Road Bridge


Lower Gas Point Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on August 2, 2008


BH Photo #119941

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over North Fork Cottonwood Creek on Lower Gas Point Road
Shasta County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1920
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 202.1 ft.
Deck width: 10.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41511, -122.53245   (decimal degrees)
40°24'54" N, 122°31'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/539666/4473936 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
CA 6C-24 (California bridge number)
CA 06C-24 (California bridge number)
BH 11541 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
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: 16.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • April 11, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • August 4, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com


Lower Gas Point Road Bridge
Posted April 21, 2019, by Erik Hoffman (edh4801 [at] gmail [dot] com)

The location of the primary creek channel under this bridge has shifted since its completion, placing the entire northern span over typically dry floodplain and vegetation, and placing the southern abutment and approach road almost directly in the creek's path. As such, I worry that that 'project' may be a replacement. However, the bridge is well maintained, and recently repaved and redecked, which makes me hope that the project is not a replacement but instead a project to repair erosion to the southern abutment and approaching road, which has to be done by the county every 15 years or so at this point. It's six years after that project was supposedly 'current', and the bridge is still here. Replacements are often delayed, but not by that much - at least not without some sign of progress, which there has not been. So I think it's safe for now, but as the creek keeps moving, its days might be numbered.

Lower Gas Point Road Bridge
Posted May 20, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

A project of unknown scope is "current" for this bridge: http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/pw_index/engineering/curren...