Henry Lahiff

of County Galway, Connach, Republic of Ireland
Henry Lahiff was born in County Galway, Ireland in 1868. He studied surveying and engineering and immigrated to Arizona at age twenty. In Bisbee he was employed by the Copper Queen Mining Company. From Arizona he went to various cities up and down the Pacific coast andtoIdaho. In1892hewasemployedbytheThompsonBridge Company of San Francisco. He also worked on the construction Southern Pacific Railroad's large wharf at Santa Monica and served as the engineer in charge of the construction of the Sutro Baths in San Francisco. He worked for several large mining companies in the Mother Lode area before becoming the county surveyor and engineer for El Dorado County. While working for the county, he also engaged in private consulting work. (http://cdn.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/ca/ca1700/ca1761/data/ca1761data.pdf)


Cedar Ravine Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Built 1930
Concrete through girder bridge over Weber Creek on Cedar Ravine Road
Open to traffic

Chili Bar Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Built 1922
Lost Arch bridge over S Fork Amer River on Hwy. 193
Replaced by new bridge

Mt Murphy Road Bridge (El Dorado County, California)
Engineer, 1915
Through truss bridge over South Fork American River on Mt Murphy Road
Open to traffic