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Daggett Road Bridge

Daggett Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 5, 2013


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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Daggett Road Over San Joaquin River (Burns Cutoff)
Location
Stockton: San Joaquin County, California: United States
Structure Type
Metal Pin-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Swing (Center Pier) and Approach Spans: Metal 4 Panel Pin-Connected Pratt Half-Hip Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
153 Feet (46.63 Meters)
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a rare example of a highway truss swing bridge with pinned connections. The bridge has been bypassed by a fixed modern bridge and left abandoned in the open position. The north end of this bridge has a short pony truss approach span.

Although it is not clearly signed as such, this bridge and even the road next to it are apparently part of the Port Stockton and are therefore private property. Security is hardcore at this location. Anyone attempting to visit this bridge should expect to trigger a swift response by multiple police cars. Again the status of this property is not clearly signed and the only "No Trespassing" signs were old, faded signs that were not visible until you reached the bridge itself.

This is a highly significant historic bridge that deserves so much more than being hidden away, barred to the public within a high security port facility. HistoricBridges.org strongly recommends that the bridge be relocated to a public location. The bridge could be moved and made into a functional crossing and a feature attraction on a non-motorized trail system.

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