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NWP - Healdsburg Bridge


Healdsburg RR bridge

Looking North from East side of river

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2008


BH Photo #151255

Street View 


Subdivided Warren through truss bridge over Russian River on Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California
Future prospects
Planned to be reopened part of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit route
Built 1921 to replace earlier timber bridge
- Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP)
- Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
One pin connected Pratt through truss and two Subdivided Warren Trusses with timber pile trestle approaches on each end
Length of largest span: 181.0 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60499, -122.86044   (decimal degrees)
38°36'18" N, 122°51'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/512151/4272952 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
101 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43819 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added category "Great Redwood Trail"
  • December 4, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Harriman Lines Common Standard Truss"
  • October 17, 2018: New video from Craig Philpott
  • October 16, 2018: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • April 11, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • June 11, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted"
  • March 25, 2015: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 10, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • May 5, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Addded future prospects...
  • September 20, 2012: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • September 18, 2012: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • October 30, 2010: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: refined design description
  • December 31, 2009: Added by Craig Philpott


  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


NWP - Healdsburg Bridge
Posted December 4, 2018, by Luke

Found proof of something I suspected about the Southern Pacific and their associated lines.

Healdsburg Railroad Bridge
Posted September 18, 2012, by Jann Mayer

I'm not sure about the 1901 date. One of the two short spans has a "1921" plate.