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Bacon Island Road Bridge

   


Bacon Island Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 5, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bacon Island Road Over Middle River
Location
Rural: San Joaquin County, California
Structure Type
Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 6 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Clark and Henery

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
204 Feet (62.2 Meters)
Structure Length
326 Feet (99.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.4 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This region of California has a remarkable collection of movable bridges, but very few are pin-connected, which means that this bridge stands out as highly significant despite the number of movable bridges in the area. The bridge consists of a movable through truss swing span and a fixed through truss swing span. Both the historic and structural integrity of the bridge appears to be good, with no major alterations to the original design and materials noted.

The road leading up to this bridge appears to be public, but the bridge is posted as private property and the north end of the bridge had a gated checkpoint with a security guard posted. The bridge is located in the middle of nowhere with nothing but farmland apparent around the bridge, so the hardcore security is a bit unexpected. The good news is that nice views of the bridge can be had from the public road leading to the bridge.

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