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Westside Road Bridge

Westside Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 8, 2013


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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Westside Road Over Dry Creek
Location
Rural: Sonoma County, California: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1934 By Builder/Contractor: Judson Pacific Company of San Francisco, California

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
80 Feet (24.38 Meters)
Structure Length
330 Feet (100.58 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
20C0040

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Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

Multi-span pony trusses are generally uncommon, although Sonoma County has a few examples including this one. The bridge's trusses are largely unaltered and represent the type well. A sidewalk with ugly cyclone fencing appears to have been added to the bridge. the piers were replaced on this bridge via a creative method of building new columns outside of the footprint of the original piers and building the rest of the pier around the old piers. Once complete, the old columns were cut out, transferring the load to the new columns.

The trusses for the bridge were built by the regionally prolific Judson Pacific Company, however another plaque mentions that Frank Bryant was the on-site general contractor for the bridge.

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