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Mare Island Bridge (1935)

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Old Mare Island Bridge

Old Strauss bascule bridge replaced California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #284453

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Mare Island Strait on Mare Island Shipyard RD w RR
Location
Vallejo, Solano County, California
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1935; replaced 1980
Builders
- Barrett Hilp
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Railroads
- Interurban
- Sacramento Northern Railway (SN)
- San Francisco & Napa Valley Railroad (SF&NV)
- San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway (SFN&C)
- US Military Transportation Corps (DODX; USAX; USNX; DAFX)
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 94.0 ft.
Also called
Mare Island Shipyard Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.11133, -122.27408   (decimal degrees)
38°06'41" N, 122°16'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/563637/4218415 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mare Island
Inventory number
BH 61107 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected dates per image
  • September 25, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • February 1, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 30, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke