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Steamboat Slough Bridge

   


Steamboat Slough Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 5, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CA-160 Over Steamboat Slough
Location
Rural: Sacramento County, California
Structure Type
Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Heel Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Metal ,
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1924 By Builder/Contractor: Nystedt and Isham and Engineer/Design: Strauss Bascule Bridge Company (Strauss Engineering Company) of Chicago, Illinois

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1953
Main Span Length
226 Feet (68.9 Meters)
Structure Length
343 Feet (104.5 Meters)
Roadway Width
18 Feet (5.5 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
24 0052

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This bridge is a good example of a Strauss heel-trunnion bascule bridge, and it has been well maintained and preserved. The truss has excellent historic and structural integrity with no major alteration of original materials and design. The bridge tender house however has been completely replaced along with the control equipment all of which is modern in design. Original lattice railings remain in place behind modern guardrail. In 1953, the original wooden deck was replaced with a metal grid deck on the bascule leaves and a concrete deck and the remaining portions of the bridge.  The bridge was rehabilitated in 2000.

The county engineer at the time this bridge was built was Charles W. Deterding.

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