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Bohemian Highway Bridge

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Bohemian Hwy

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Photo taken by Craig Philpott in September 2009

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BH Photo #146673

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Facts 

Overview
Pratt Pony truss bridge over Russian River on Bohemian Highway in Monte Rio
Location
Monte Rio, Sonoma County, California
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1934
Design
Steel Pratt Pony truss with extensive concrete elements
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 772.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Monte Rio Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.46583, -123.01000   (decimal degrees)
38°27'57" N, 123°00'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/499127/4257502 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Duncans Mills
Elevation
32 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
3,100
Inventory numbers
CA 20C-18 (California bridge number)
BH 11603 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 50.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • April 11, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • June 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Riveted"
  • December 6, 2010: New photos from Kevin Pope
  • April 17, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected design
  • September 26, 2009: Updated by Craig Philpott: added name and elevation

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Kevin Pope
  • Luke
  • Nathan Holth
  • Monte Rio Bridge Replacement - We are currently replacing the one-lane bridge over the South Fork of the Gualala River with a two lane, 29 foot wide and 165 foot long steel bridge. The new bridge is being constructed adjacent to the existing bridge, and will provide two lanes desi

Comments 

Bohemian Highway Bridge
Posted June 12, 2019, by Erik Hoffman (norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com)

Okay, I see now. Sorry, I scrolled through too fast and thought the pictures of the approaches were main spans.

Bohemian Highway Bridge
Posted May 17, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I've visited this bridge, it functions as a truss. Photo #16 shows the transverse floorbeams which indicate that the trusses are indeed functioning to handle live loads. The longitudinal deck stringers bear on the floorbeams.

Bohemian Highway Bridge
Posted May 17, 2019, by Erik Hoffman (norcalroadswebsite [at] gmail [dot] com)

Are the trusses on this even load-bearing? The "floorbeam" system on this looks more like load-bearing stringers to me.