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Quartz Valley Road Bridge (1935)


Old Quartz Valley Road Bridge

Truss span from the old bridge laying in a field west of new bridge.

Photo taken by Michael Goff on March 21, 2010


BH Photo #159697

Street Views 


Relocated pony truss bridge over Lower Shackleford Creek on Quartz Valley Road
Siskiyou County, California
Replaced by a new pony truss bridge and moved to a nearby field.
Built 1935, replaced in 2005 and moved to a nearby field.
Polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.62417, -122.96556   (decimal degrees)
41°37'27" N, 122°57'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/502869/4608049 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
CA 2C-64 (California bridge number)
CA 02C-64 (California bridge number)
BH 11577 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status as bridge is not lost
  • October 29, 2012: New photo from Mike Goff
  • June 22, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • March 29, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff

Related Bridges 


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Quartz Valley Road Bridge
Posted October 29, 2012, by julie bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

we are somewhat involved in Ash Creek. Tricky location for removal with the crane set.

Quartz Valley Road Bridge
Posted October 29, 2012, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I'm really not sure what is going on here. This appears to be a case of the old farmer saying "I'll take that there bridge." It has sat there for over five years now; maybe the county is trying to find it a home.

I also think Siskiyou County is still trying to find a home for the Ash Creek Bridge if there is an interested party out there. http://www.bridgehunter.com/ca/siskiyou/2C0041/

Quartz Valley Road Bridge
Posted October 29, 2012, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is that considered the answer by historical parties or what is going to happen to this one. Pretty cool.