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Highland Street Bridge



Highland Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 7, 2013
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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Highland Street Over San Jose Avenue and Railroad
Location
San Francisco: San Francisco County, California: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1973
Main Span Length
121 Feet (36.88 Meters)
Structure Length
206 Feet (62.79 Meters)
Roadway Width
28 Feet (8.53 Meters)
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
34C0016

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This is one of two nearly identical concrete t-beam bridges in this area that carry city streets over San Jose Avenue, which in this area is configured as a depressed roadway, and is also known as the Bernal Cut. As shown in a historical photo, the overpass was originally constructed as a five span bridge. At a later date, the two center piers were removed and a large and unusual concrete support was added, running from the abutments, through the end piers, and up to the center of the bridge. It was likely at this time that the simple railings that these bridges had in the historical photo were replaced with the current concrete balustrade railings seen today. Now, railroad tracks run in the median of the roadway, where these piers once stood.

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