2 votes

Hauser Bridge


Hauser Bridge Rd

Looking north

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in September 2009


BH Photo #146295


Street Views 


Pre-fab modular steel panel deck truss bridge over South Fork Gualala River on Hauser Br Road
Sonoma County, California
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1947; rehabilitated 1954, replaced 2017
Unclear, but probably a double-single (two side-by-side, one tall) pre-fab, modular steel panel deck truss.
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 121.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60278, -123.28694   (decimal degrees)
38°36'10" N, 123°17'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/475014/4272736 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
CA 20C-240 (California bridge number)
BH 11614 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2017: Updated by Daniel: Bridge has been replaced
  • June 14, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: Moved from category "Bailey" to "Pre-fab, modular steel panel truss"
  • November 6, 2015: New Street View added by Daniel Ketchum
  • June 6, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected design
  • September 13, 2009: New photos from Craig Philpott

Related Bridges 


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Daniel
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com


Hauser Bridge
Posted October 2, 2018, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Daniel, You got it right - use "related" to link the new and old bridge. And as I found out, it is only necessary to do it from one side. That is, from the new bridge page, set a link to the old bridge and there will now be a matching link on the old page.

The first one I linked I had to removed a duplicate 'cause I did it from both sides manually.

I vote this bridge as "noteworthy" - if only because it shows that a modern replacement can have some style.

Hauser Bridge
Posted October 2, 2018, by Daniel

Sonoma County rather than CalTrans, but you're correct in that it isn't your average replacement.


Hauser Bridge
Posted October 1, 2018, by Luke

The new bridge is a modern arch, but doesn't appear to be the usual Corten MOB fare.

I say the new page stays up. Yeah its modern and replaced a truss, but Caltrans could've easily put a concrete eyesore here and didn't.

Hauser Bridge
Posted September 30, 2018, by Daniel

What's the proper procedure for uploading info about the replacement bridge? Do I create a new page for it? It has nothing in common with the old bridge (other than location).

Hauser Bridge
Posted September 21, 2015, by Daniel

This bridge is slated for replacement and demolition.