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Cottonwood Creek Bridge


Cottonwood Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on October 25, 2008


BH Photo #126783

Street Views 


Pratt through truss bridge over Cottonwood Creek on CR 9K006
Siskiyou County, California
Open to traffic
Probably relocated here 1957; rehabilitated 1987
Pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 83.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.93278, -122.58722   (decimal degrees)
41°55'58" N, 122°35'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/534221/4642395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
CA 2C-68 (California bridge number)
CA 02C-68 (California bridge number)
BH 11565 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • April 10, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • October 27, 2008: New photos from Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Cottonwood Creek Bridge
Posted September 29, 2010, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)


I am almost certain that the Cottonwood Creek Bridge was moved into this location in the 1957. It is very common on the west coast to see recycled bridges in rural settings. I would also guess that you are correct in your estimates that the truss was built around 1900. There were no plaques or signs indicating an original build date or where the bridge came from.

Siskiyou County Public Works may be able to shed some light on the origins of the bridge, but even those records can be lost or destroyed over time.

I hope this information help with your question.

Cottonwood Creek Bridge
Posted September 28, 2010, by Molly Hill (birdgurl97 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Was it built in the 50's or moved here in the 50's? The beams, cables, ornamentation, etc looks like an 1800's to early 1900's bridge.......