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Arch Rock Tunnel Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.853333,-121.390000

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Carries CA 70 over Arch Rock Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 261.2 Feet
Span Length: 261.2 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Arch Rock Tunnel on CA 70
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Butte County

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Bangor Highway Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.456981,-121.443006

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Carries Bangor Highway over North Fork Honcut Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 33.1 Feet
Span Length: 32.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over North Fork Honcut Creek on Bangor Highway in Oroville East
History: Built 1920
Built: 1920

Location: Butte County

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Bangor Highway Bridge

Bangor Highway Bridge, Looking East

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on February 2, 2012

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Bangor Highway Bridge

Bangor Highway Bridge, Looking South

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on February 2, 2012

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Bidwell Bar Bridge (1965)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.549868,-121.429878

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Carries CA-162 over Middle Fork Feather River
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire suspension
Total Length: 1793.1 Feet
Span Length: 1108.0 Feet

Overview: Suspension bridge over Middle Fork Feather River on CA-162
History: Built 1965
Built: 1965

Location: Butte County

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New Bidwell Bar Bridge

New Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews

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Bidwell.Bar.Bridge

May 10, 1965 Building the Middle Fork Feather river bridge. When completed in 1966 it was 627 feet above the river located near Bidwell Bar it is 1,778 feet long with a span of 1,108 feet.

Special Collections Dept. Meriam Library, CSU, Chico

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Center of span Roadway view

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Tower Details

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Main Cable - Suspender Connection

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

North Anchorage

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Suspender - Truss Connection

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Project information plaque

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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New Bidwell Bar Bridge without water.

New Bidwell Bar Bridge without water

Photo taken by Larry Matthews circa 1966

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Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge

Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 17, 2013

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Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge

Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 17, 2013

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Photo taken by Christopher Finigan in January 2015

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Photo taken by Christopher Finigan in January 2015

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Big Chico Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.888130,-121.696889

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Carries Ponderosa Way over Big Chico Creek
Design: truss/pony/polygonal/verticals
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 148.0 Feet
Span Length: 75.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Big Chico Creek on Ponderosa Way
History: Built 1935
Built: 1935

Location: Butte County

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Big Chico Creek Bridge

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Boucher Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.730000,-121.823889

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Carries Boucher Road over Little Chico Creek
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Warren Pony truss
Total Length: 66.9 Feet
Span Length: 64.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Little Chico Creek on Boucher Road in Chico
History: Built 1920; rehabilitated 1966
Built: 1920

Location: Butte County

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Cana-Pine Creek Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.868144,-121.994313

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Carries Cana-Pine Creek Road over Pine Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 154.9 Feet
Span Length: 64.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Pine Creek on Cana-Pine Creek Road
History: Built 1940; rehabilitated 1973
Built: 1940

Location: Butte County

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Canyon Highlands Drive Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.516944,-121.526944

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Carries Canyon Highlands Drive over Oroville Dam Blvd.
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 45.9 Feet
Span Length: 43.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Oroville Dam Blvd. on Canyon Highlands Drive in Oroville
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Butte County

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Canyon Highlands Drive Bridge

Canyon Highlands Drive Bridge taken from Oro Dam Boulevard - looking West.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on 10-22-08

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Canyon Highlands Drive Bridge

Canyon Highlands Drive Bridge - looking North

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on January 3, 2009

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Doe Mill Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.908858,-121.618128

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Carries Doe Mill Road over Big Butte Creek
Design: truss/deck
Design Details: Deck truss
Total Length: 127.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over Big Butte Creek on Doe Mill Road
History: Built 1935; Rehabilitated 1970; Replaced 2015
Built: 1935

Location: Butte County

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Dunstone Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.405833,-121.455000

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Carries Dunstone Road over North Fork Honcut Creek
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete arch
Total Length: 96.5 Feet
Span Length: 70.2 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over North Fork Honcut Creek on Dunstone Road in Palermo
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Butte County

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Dunstone Road Bridge

Dunstone Road Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews in January 2007

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Durnell Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.583889,-121.800000

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Carries Durnell Road over Butte Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Total Length: 103.0 Feet
Span Length: 100.0 Feet

Overview: Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Butte Creek on Durnell Road in Durham
History: Built 1904
Built: 1904

Location: Butte County

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Top chord pinned connection

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Bridge plaque

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Deck view

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Bottom chord pinned connection

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Bottom chord floorbeam connection

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Upper chord connection

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Upper chord mid-span connection

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Durnell Road Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff in November 2010

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Esplanade Sandy Gulch Bridge (1925)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.749395,-121.854212

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Carries Esplanade over Lindo Channel
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 184.1 Feet
Span Length: 89.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Lindo Channel on Esplanade in Chico
History: Built 1925; rehabilitated 1959
Built: 1925

Location: Butte County

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Courtesy of the Chico History Museum's Facebook Page; Used under Fair Use as an educational resource

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Feather River Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.498333,-121.578333

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Carries CA 162 over Feather River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 722.1 Feet
Span Length: 231.0 Feet

Overview: Lost through truss bridge over Feather River on CA 162 in Oroville
History: Built 1921; rehabilitated 1962; replaced 2000
Built: 1921

Location: Butte County

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Feather River

Sc26414 [Special collection photo, California State University, Chico, Meriam Library] ca 1930: Oroville Highway Bridge [1922 Lower Thermalito Bridge].

From Eric L. Zancanella, Oroville, CA

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Feather River

Photo undated: Oroville Highway Bridge [likely 1922 Lower Thermalito Bridge ca late 1920s:] Tire tracks on bridge means dirt/gravel covering before 1920-30s Butte County-Oroville road paving. The two spans do not match designs or the spans of 1881, or 1907 Upper Bridges. No scenery at far end indicates looking toward Thermalito side. Clothing styles 1922-1940s. (Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000, Phone: (510) 642-6481, Fax: (510) Post Card, BANC PIC 1998 0180269. http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/28722/bk000109779/?layout=metadata&brand=calisphere)

From Eric L. Zancanella, Oroville, CA

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Grape Way Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.722778,-121.911944

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Carries Grape Way over Lindo Channel
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Steel Warren Pony truss
Total Length: 55.1 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Lindo Channel on Grape Way
History: Built 1947
Built: 1947

Location: Butte County

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Guynn Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.743889,-121.875833

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Carries Guynn Road over Lindo Channel
Design: truss/pony/warren
Design Details: Steel Warren Pony truss
Total Length: 86.0 Feet
Span Length: 85.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Lindo Channel on Guynn Road
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Butte County

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Guynn Road Bridge

Photo taken by Steve Schoonover

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Honey Run Covered Bridge 05-04-01

Status: Bridge lost in Camp Fire wildfire Nov. 8, 2018

Location: 39.728464,-121.703508

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Carries Honey Run Road over Butte Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss main span with approach span on each end
Total Length: 230.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost covered bridge over Butte Creek on Honey Run Road
History: Built 1886 by George Miller; destroyed by wildfire Nov. 8, 2018
Built: 1886

Location: Butte County

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Side view

Photo taken 1984 by Larry Matthews

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Honey Run Briege

Honey Run Bridge

Photo taken March 2007 by Larry Matthews

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Honey Run Covered Bridge Postcard

Robert Stephenson Postcard Collection

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Honey Run Covered Bridge Postcard 1

Robert Stephenson Postcard Collection

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

Honey Run Covered Bridge. Taken from Paradise Ridge in February 1995.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews in February 1995.

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

Photo taken by Panoramio user Grayson Hartman

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody in April 1992

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody

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Honey Run Covered Bridge Burned. November 8, 2018

The Honey Run Covered Bridge Ruins November 8, 2018

Contributed by Larry Matthews

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

HAER Photo

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

HAER Photo

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Honey Run Covered Bridge

HAER Photo

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Little Chico Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.692204,-121.903320

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Carries S. End Alberton Avenue over Little Chico Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 86.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Little Chico Creek on Alberton Avenue
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.651643,-121.181654

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Carries Lumpkin-Laporte Road over Fall River
Design: truss/pony/double-warren
Design Details: Double-intersection Warren pony truss
Total Length: 65.9 Feet
Span Length: 64.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Fall River on Lumpkin-Laporte Road
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Butte County

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Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge. October 17, 1993.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews

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Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge. October 17, 1993.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews

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Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge. Fall 2013.

Photo taken by Ron Wheeler

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Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews, October 17, 1993

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Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews, October 17, 1993

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Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Lumpkin-Laporte Road Bridge

Photo taken by Vickie Brown in 2013

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Myers Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.506214,-121.550946

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Carries Myers Street over Ostap Arch
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 30.8 Feet
Span Length: 28.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Ostap Arch on Myers Street in Oroville
History: Built 1915; rehabilitated 1982
Built: 1915

Location: Butte County

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North Fork Feather River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.794670,-121.451670

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Carries CA Hwy 70 over North Fork Feather River
Design: arch/deck/steel
Design Details: Steel deck arch with Pratt truss characteristics
Total Length: 684.1 Feet
Span Length: 350.1 Feet

Overview: Steel arch bridge over North Fork Feather River on CA 70
History: Built 1932
Built: 1932

Location: Butte County

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Pulga Bridge

Looking NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Bridge

Looking NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Bridge

North end, west face, arch detail

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Bridge

West Face detail

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Bridge

Looking NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Bridge

Looking NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Crossing

Looking North, the train is moving West, down the canyon and crossing the North Fork Feather River

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Crossing

Detail

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Crossing

RR truss

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Pulga Crossing RR

undated postcard

Submitted by Craig Philpott

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Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge

Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge with railroad bridge below.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 22, 2013

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Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge

Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 22, 2013

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Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge

Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge. Railroad bridge below.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 22, 2013

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Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge

Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 22, 2013

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Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge

Pulga Crossing Highway Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 23, 2013

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Photo taken by Roger Puta; Uploaded to Flickr by Marty Bernard

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Oregon City Covered Bridge 05-04-B

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.593759,-121.529684

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Carries Oregon Gulch Road over Oregon Gulch Creek
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Howe through truss
Total Length: 38.1 Feet
Span Length: 35.1 Feet

Overview: Modern covered bridge over Oregon Gulch Creek on Oregon Gulch Road at Oregon City
History: Built 1983 by Clay Castleberry
Built: 1983

Location: Butte County

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North portal

Photo taken by Larry Matthews, June 17, 1988.

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South portal

Photo taken by Larry Matthews, 2002

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Viewing south-easterly at the Oregon City covered bridge, from aside Oregon Gulch Rd. Oregon City (Oroville P.O.), California

Photo taken by Panoramio user Elifino 57

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Oregon City Covered Bridge Sign

Sign on bridge says: "Welcome to Historic Oregon City. Founded 1848".

Photo taken by Larry Matthews.

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Oregon City Covered Bridge

Oregon City Covered Bridge. North Portal.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews, June 17, 1988.

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Oregon City Covered Bridge

Oregon City Covered Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on December 21, 2018

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Vallombrosa Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.731944,-121.837778

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Carries Vallombrosa Avenue over Big Chico Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 64.0 Feet
Span Length: 47.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Big Chico Creek on Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico
History: Built 1949; rehabilitated 1998
Built: 1949

Location: Butte County

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.666667,-121.530000

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Carries CA 70 & Union Pacific Railroad over West Branch Feather River
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Double-decker Warren deck truss
Total Length: 2731.1 Feet
Span Length: 576.1 Feet

Overview: Deck truss bridge over West Branch Feather River on CA 70 & Union Pacific Railroad in Concow
History: Built 1962
Built: 1962

Location: Butte County

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

West Branch Feather River Bridge looking West

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 10, 2008

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

West Branch Feather River Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 10, 2008

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

West Branch Feather River Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 10, 2008

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CA HWY 70 bridge, Lake Oroville

Photo taken looking NE from W side of bridge.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2006

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CA HWY 70 bridge, vehicle/trains

Photo taken looking NE from E side of bridge.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2006

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Feather River Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2006

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Feather River Bridge

Looking East, North face detail.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2006

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Feather River Bridge

Looking east

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2006

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Feather River Bridge

North Face, showing railroad on lower level and road deck above

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2006

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Feather River Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2006

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

looking east

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in Oct 1988

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

looking east

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Bidwell Bar Bridge (1856)

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 39.537467,-121.454170

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Carries Pedestrian path over Lake Oroville
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire/cable suspension with cast iron towers
Total Length: 240.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Relocated suspension bridge formerly over Feather River
History: Built 1856 using materials transported from Troy, NY; closed to traffic in 1954; relocated 1967
Built: 1856

Location: Butte County

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Bidwell Bar Bridge (original)

Bidwell Bar Bridge (original) at its present location.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews

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Bidwell Bar Bridge (original)

Bidwell Bar Bridge at it's original location (1963)

Photo taken by Larry Matthews

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Special Collections Dept. Meriam Library, CSU, Chico

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Bidwell Bar Bridge

Caption: Suspension Bridge at Bidwell Bar sign in front of bridge reads "Bridge Unsafe Cross At Your Own Risk" 1949

Special Collections Dept. Meriam Library, CSU, Chico

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Bidwell.Bar.Bridge

Photographer: John H. Nopel

Special Collections Dept. Meriam Library, CSU, Chico

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General Barrel Shot, Looking West Across Bridge Deck

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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General Barrel Shot, Looking West

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of East Towers, Looking West

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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General View, Looking East

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Toll House

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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General Elevation View, Looking South

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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General Elevation View, Looking North

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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General View Showing New Pile Supports For Bridge Deck

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Reconstructed Deck Truss

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of West Towers, Looking West

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Cast Iron Tower

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Base Of Cast Iron Tower Showing The Fabricating Mark Of Starbuck Iron Works, Troy, Ny

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Starbuck Iron Works, Troy, Ny

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Detail View Of Reconstructed Abutment And Floorbeams

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge

Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge. Photo taken at high water mark on Lake Oroville.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 14, 2012

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Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge Plaque

Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge Plaque

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Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge

Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge at high water mark on Lake Oroville.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 14, 2012

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Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge 1856

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2013

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Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge 1856

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Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge 1856

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2013

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Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge 1856

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2013

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Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge 1856

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2013

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Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge 1856

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Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge 1856

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Tollhouse and Suspension Bridge

Photo taken by Richard Doody in September 2013

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Starbuck Ironworks, Troy, New York

Fabricators of the Bidwell's Bar Suspension Bridge

Processed from 1858 Map of Troy, NY Public Library

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C 1910

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Bidwell Bar Bridge (1856)

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Upper Thermalito Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians
This bridge was replaced by a concrete bridge in the late 1980's.

Location: 39.517721,-121.550234

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Carries Bypassed road over Feather River
Design: truss/through/parker
Design Details: Three-span, pin-connected Parker through truss
Total Length: 665.1 Feet
Span Length: 214.9 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Feather River
History: Built from 1907 to 1910 after the previous bridge was destroyed in a flood in 1907. Links Oroville to the Thermalito District. Bypassed in the late 1980's by a new bridge.
Built: 1906

Location: Butte County

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Upper Thermalito Bridge (aka Table Mountain Bridge)

Upper Thermalito Bridge (aka Table Mountain Bridge)

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on March 11,1990.

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Upper Thermalito Bridge

Upper Thermalito Bridge with concrete replacement bridge next to it.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on November 7, 2009

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Feather River Oroville

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Circa 1909

Old Postcard View

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C 1912

Old Postcard View

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Upper Thermalito Bridge

1950s view

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Dry Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.607774,-121.671541

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Carries Openshaw Rd over Dry Creek
Design: truss
Design Details: I-Beam with under-beam tension truss.
Total Length: 150.0 Feet
Span Length: 25.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Dry Creek on Openshaw Rd
History: A major bridge that used to be on Highway 149 between Highway 70 and Highway 99. Built in 1922. Bypassed in the late 70's by a new road, but still in use.
Built: 1922

Location: Butte County

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Dry Creek Bridge

Dry Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on 3-3-08

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Dry Creek Bridge

Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in December 2020

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Dry Creek Bridge

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Enterprise Bridge (1967)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.536239,-121.339989

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Carries Lumpkin Road over South Fork of Lake Oroville (Feather River)
Design: truss/deck/warren
Design Details: Warren deck truss
Total Length: 1174.9 Feet
Span Length: 440.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over South Fork of Lake Oroville (Feather River) on Lumpkin Road.
History: Built from 1964 to 1967 by State of California to replace the old Enterprise Bridge that was inundated by Lake Oroville. Bridge connects Feather Falls with Oroville area.
Built: 1967

Location: Butte County

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Enterprise Bridge

Enterprise Bridge - Northern approach.

Photo taken by Scott Roberts on March 22, 2008

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Enterprise Bridge

Enterprise Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 17, 2013

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Enterprise Bridge

Enterprise Bridge

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Enterprise Bridge

Enterprise Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on August 1, 2013

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Enterprise Bridge

Enterprise Bridge

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Enterprise Bridge

Enterprise Bridge - Southern approach

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on October 29, 2014

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B. Abbot Goldberg Bridge

The B. Abbot Goldberg Bridge spans the South Fork of the Feather River. It opened to traffic on Oct. 19, 1967. It was acclaimed one of America's "most beautiful bridges" by the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Photo from John Nopel Photograph Collection, Meriam Library. California State University, Chico.

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Randy Jennings Memorial Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.497428,-121.578994

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Carries Highway 162 over Feather River
Design: beam
Design Details: Concrete Prestressed Beam
Total Length: 719.2 Feet
Span Length: 205.1 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Feather River on Highway 162
History: Built in 2000 to replace the old Feather River Bridge that was built in 1921. Dedicated to Randy Jennings, a Butte County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed in the line of duty on May 21, 1997.
Built: 2000

Location: Butte County

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Randy Jennings Memorial Bridge

Randy Jennings Memorial Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on January 3, 2009.

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Randy Jennings Memorial Bridge

Randy Jennings Memorial Bridge Plaque

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UP - Feather River bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.534659,-121.543673

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Carries UP RR over Feather River
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Feather River on UP RR
History: Built for Oroville Dam line relocation
Built: 1959

Location: Butte County

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UP - Feather River bridge

looking west

Photo taken by Kevin Knauss

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WP - Feather River bridge

Table Mountain in background

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Bardees Bar Road Bridge

Status: Derelict/abandoned
Abandoned

Location: 39.769568,-121.458564

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Carries Bardees Bar Road over North Fork Feather River
Design: truss/deck/pratt
Design Details: Pratt deck truss bridge with steel deck girder approach on one end.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned Pratt deck truss bridge over North Fork Feather River on Bardees Bar Road
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Bardees Bar Bridge

Looking down from Hwy 70, view is ESE.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Bardees Bar Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge 4

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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Bardees Bar Bridge

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UP - West Pulga Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.783196,-121.446295

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Carries Union Pacific RR over Tributary creek North Fork Feather River
Design: truss/through/baltimore
Design Details: Baltimore through truss
Total Length: 114.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Baltimore through truss bridge over tributary creek to North Fork Feather River on Union Pacific RR
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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RR bridge West of Pulga

Looking SE from Hwy 70

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Arch Rock Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.852923,-121.391722

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Carries State Route 70 over Arch Rock
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 261.2 Feet
Span Length: 261.2 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under Arch Rock on State Route 70
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Butte County

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Arch Rock Tunnel

East entrance

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2010

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Arch Rock Tunnel

East entrance

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Gianella Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.750000,-121.996667

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Carries CA 32 over Sacramento River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss swing span with two Pratt through truss approach spans.
Total Length: 577.0 Feet
Span Length: 311.0 Feet

Overview: Lost swing bridge over Sacramento River on CA 32
History: Built 1908-1911; Replaced 1987
Built: 1911

Location: Butte County

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Gianella Bridge

Flood of January 24, 1970

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Gianella Bridge

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Gianella Bridge

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Gianella Bridge

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Gianella Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Gianella Bridge

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Gianella Bridge

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Gianella Bridge

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Gianella Bridge

Gianella Bridge First toll bridge across Sacramento River, Chico, John Bidwell in photograph. 1879.

Special Collections Dept. Meriam Library, CSU, Chico

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View To Northwest. Downstream Side Of Bridge From Center Of River. (Photographed From Boat)

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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View To North-Northwest. Downstream Side Of Bridge From West Of Center Of River. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To West-Northwest. Downstream Side Of Bridge From East Of Center Of River. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To Northeast. Oblique View Of Downstream Side Of Bridge From West Bank.

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View To Southeast. Oblique View Of Upstream Side Of Bridge. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To South. Oblique View Of Upstream Side Of Bridge. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To Northeast. View Along Centerline Toward West Portal, Glenn County Side Of Bridge.

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View To Southwest. Oblique View Of East Portal, Butte County Side Of Bridge

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View To Northeast. Detail, Oblique View Of West Approach Span. Note Pin Connections, Underside Details, Shadow Pattern Cast By Steel Open Grate Deck.

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View To North. Detail, Center Pier And Central Portion Of Swing Span, Including Control Cabin. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To Northeast. Detail, Center Pier And Turntable Assembly. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To Northeast. Detail, Turntable Assembly, Control Cabin, Truss Connections Of Center Portion Of Swing Span. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To West. Detail, West Pier, West Approach Span, Locking Gear At West End Of Swing Span. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To East. Detail, Center Pier, Turntable Assembly, Control Cabin. (Photographed From Boat) Note Cutwater On Upstream Side Of Center Pier.

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View To Southest. Detail, East Abutment And Fender. (Photographed From Boat)

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View To Northeast. Detail, View Through Truss From Deck Of Control Cabin.

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View To Southwest. Detail, Shaft And Gear Assembly On Exterior Control Cabin Deck.

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Vertical View. Detail, View From Landing On Control Cabin Ladder, At Approximately Bridge Deck Level, Showing Portion Of Gear Train At Turntable.

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View To Northwest. Dolphin As Seen From Control Cabin Deck.

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View To Southwest. Dolphin. (Photographed From Boat) Note Cutwater On Upstream Side Of Dolphin, And That Dolphin Is Octagonal As Opposed To Circular Design Of Center Pier.

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View To South. Interior Of Control Cabin From Doorway. Inverted 'Tee'-Shaped Object In Left Corner And Large White Wooden Beam Bolted Together To Form Capstan Utilized For Hand Operation Of The Swing Span.

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View To Southwest. Detail, Gear Train System, Control Cabin Interior.

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View To West. Detail, Operating System, Control Cabin Interior.

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View To Southwest. Detail, Gear Train System, Bridge Open Indicator Pointer At Upper Center, Control Cabin Inferior.

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View To West. Detail, One Of Two Westinghouse Drive Motors, Control Cabin Interior.

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View To East. Oblique View Of Upstream Side, From West Bank, Photographer Unknown, May 1939

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View To Northeast. View Along Centerline From West Portal, Photographer Unknown, May 1939

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View To Northeast. View Over Top Of Truss From Control Cabin Deck. Photographer Unknown, August 1947 (Note That Frame For Electrical Power Cables Is Still In Place, Though The Bridge Was Converted To Hand Operation Almost Ten Years Earlier.)

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View To Northwest. Detail View Of Turntable, Control Cabin And Center Portion Of Swing Span, Downstream Side Photographer Unknown, August 1947

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View To West. Detail View Of Original Lattice Railing, Ladder To Control Cabin, Drive Shaft For Swing Span At Right, Next To Laced Vertical Compression Member Photographer Unknown, November 17, 1952

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View To Southwest. View Along Centerline From East Portal Photographer Unknown, Ca. 1952

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View To Northeast. Oblique View Of Downstream Side From West Bank Photographer Unknown, January 12, 1955

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View To Southeast. Aerial View Of Area During Flood Stage. Gianella Bridge At Upper Right Photographer Unknown, January 24, 1970

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View To Southwest. Aerial View Of Area During Flood Stage, Looking Along Centerline Of Gianella Bridge, With Hamilton City, Glenn County, In The Background Photographer Unknown, January 24, 1970

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Plan And Elevation Of Gianella Bridge John B. Leonard, Dated April 1908

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Detail Sheet, Center Pier Design And Pier Placement Plan John B. Leonard, Dated July 1909

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Detail Sheet, Pier And Abutment Plans And Elevations John B. Leonard, Dated April 1908

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Detail Sheet, Pier And Abutment Plans And Elevtions With Sections Showing Piling Placement John B. Leonard, Dated April 1908

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Detail Sheet, Plan And Elevation Of Turntable John B. Leonard, Dated April 1908

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Detail Sheet, Dolphin With Specifications John B. Leonard, Dated July 1909

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Detail Sheet, Fenders And Dolphins John B. Leonard (Date Illegible, But Probably April 1908)

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Detail Sheet, Truss Strain Sheet John B. Leonard (Date Unknown, But Probably April 1908)

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Gianella Bridge Point of Historic Interest Plaque

Gianella Bridge Point of Historic Interest Plaque

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in May 2013

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close up of Gianella Bridge Point of Historic Interest Plaque

Close up of Gianella Bridge Point of Historic Interest Plaque - Caltrans

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Gianella Bridge

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Camp Creek Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.803889,-121.450000

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Carries Camp Creek Road over Flea Valley Creek
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed-spandrel concrete deck arch
Total Length: 48.9 Feet
Span Length: 23.0 Feet

Overview: Deck arch bridge over Flea Valley Creek on Camp Creek Road
History: Built 1962
Built: 1962

Location: Butte County

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Butte Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 39.784312,-121.660254

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Carries Centerville Road over Butte Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Steel Pratt Through Truss
Total Length: 121.1 Feet
Span Length: 120.1 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Butte Creek on Centerville Road
History: Built 1940; Replaced 2002
Built: 1940

Location: Butte County

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Centerville.CA.bridge

Special Collections Dept. Meriam Library, CSU, Chico

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Centerville.CA.bridge II

Photo taken 1947

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Nelson Bar Covered Bridge 05-04-06x

Status: Destroyed by flooding

Location: 39.693593,-121.562579

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Carries Nelson Bar Rd over West Branch Feather River
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over West Branch Feather River
History: Destroyed by flooding March 30, 1903; replaced by steel truss bridge. Site inudated by Lake Oroville.
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Nelson Bar Covered Bridge

Special Collections Dept. Meriam Library, CSU, Chico

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Bidwell Park Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 39.749354,-121.802109

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Carries Bike and pedestrian path over Chico Creek
Design: truss/pony/pratt
Design Details: MOB pedestrian bridge
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Prefabricated bike and pedestrian bridge over Chico Creek.
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Bidwell Park Bridge

Bidwell Park Bridge. For bicycles and pedestrians.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on July 22, 2011

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Cherokee Road Bridge

Status:

Location: 39.528889,-121.555833

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Carries Cherokee Road over Thermalito Diversion Canal
Design: beam
Design Details:
Total Length: 573.2 Feet
Span Length: 144.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Thermalito Diversion Canal on Cherokee Road
History: Bridge was built to span the Thermalito Diversion Canal. Part of the Oroville Dam Project.
Built: 1966

Location: Butte County

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Cherokee Road Bridge

Cherokee Road Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on August 1, 2011

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Cherokee Road Bridge

Cherokee Road Bridge

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Canyon Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.585179,-121.430858

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Carries Highway 162 over West Branch of Lake Oroville
Design: beam/stringer
Design Details:
Total Length: 779.9 Feet
Span Length: 250.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over West Branch of Lake Oroville on Highway 162 (Oro Quincy Highway)
History: Built 1966
Built: 1965

Location: Butte County

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Canyon Creek Bridge

Canyon Creek Bridge. Looking East.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on February 2, 2012

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Canyon Creek Bridge

Canyon Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on February 2, 2012

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Canyon Creek Bridge

Canyon Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on February 2, 2012

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Canyon Creek Bridge

Canyon Creek Bridge

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Canyon Creek Bridge

Canyon Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on February 2, 2012

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Canyon Creek Bridge

Canyon Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on June 17, 2013

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UP - North Fork Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.716606,-121.470504

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Carries Railroad over North Fork Feather River
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open-spandrel concrete deck arch
Total Length: 990.0 Feet
Span Length: 307.0 Feet

Overview: Open-spandrel arch bridge over North Fork Feather River on Railroad
History: Built 1957; line relocation for Oroville Dam Project
Built: 1957

Location: Butte County

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face

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Poe RR Bridge

South Face

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Poe RR Bridge

North Face viewing across top of powerhouse

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe RR Bridge

South Face

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe RR Bridge

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Poe RR Bridge

South Face

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Poe RR Bridge

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Poe RR Bridge

View looking West into unnamed tunnel.

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Poe RR Bridge

South Face

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Poe RR Bridge

South Face

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Poe RR Bridge

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Poe RR Bridge

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UP - Feather River Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.794039,-121.451900

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Carries UP Railroad over North Fork Feather River
Design: truss/through/warren/sub-panels
Design Details: Warren through truss with sub-panels
Total Length: 435.0 Feet
Span Length: 255.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss with sub-panels bridge over North Fork Feather River on UP Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Pulga Crossing

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Pulga Crossing

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Pulga Crossing

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Pulga Crossing

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Pulga Crossing

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Pulga Crossing

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Pulga Crossing

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Pulga Crossing

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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Pulga Crossing

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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UP - Feather River Bridge

looking east

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in August 1980

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Hansell's Bridge

Status: Demolished

Location: 39.537685,-121.485095

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Carries The former Highway 24. over Middle fork of the Feather River.
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Middle fork of the Feather River on the former Highway 24.
History: Built 1931; Removed 1965
Built: 1931

Location: Butte County

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Hansell's Bridge

Hansell's Bridge - 1964

DWR Photo provided by Larry Matthews

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Hansell's Bridge

Hansell's Bridge - 1964

DWR Photo provided by Larry Matthews

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Hansell's Bridge

Hansell's Bridge - 1959

DWR Photo provided by Larry Matthews

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Hansell's Bridge

Photo submitted by Craig Philpott

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Hansell's Bridge

1938

Photo submitted by Craig Philpott

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Hansell's Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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Golden Trout Crossing Bridge (Upper)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.615964,-121.142395

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Carries Golden Trout Crossing Road over South Fork of Feather River
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over South Fork of Feather River on Golden Trout Crossing Road
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Golden Trout Crossing Bridge

Golden Trout Crossing Bridge, looking North

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on April 5, 2013

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Golden Trout Crossing Bridge

Golden Trout Crossing Bridge, looking West

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on April 5, 2013

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Golden Trout Crossing Bridge, looking East

Golden Trout Crossing Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on April 5, 2013

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Manzanita Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.758303,-121.795900

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Carries Manzanita Avenue over Big Chico Creek
Design: slab
Design Details:
Total Length: 92.2 Feet
Span Length: 36.1 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Big Chico Creek on Manzanita Avenue
History:
Built: 1974

Location: Butte County

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Manzanita Bridge

Northeast View of the bridge showing the bike lane that runs under it

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 5, 2013

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Manzanita Bridge

View of the bridge toward the North and the "round-a-bout" at Vallombrosa Avenue. Shows the pedestrian/bike crossing.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 5, 2013

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Big Chico Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.725887,-121.851296

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Carries Nord Avenue/CA-32 over Big Chico Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete Tee beam. Enlarged and widened in 1967
Total Length: 85.3 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Big Chico Creek on Nord Avenue/CA-32
History: Built 1921; Reconstructed 1967
Built: 1921

Location: Butte County

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Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico

Lookig east at Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in May 2013

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Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico

Close up of paddle marker for Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in May 2013

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Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico underneath

You can see the old bridge structure from 1921 and the 1967 addition.

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in May 2013

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Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico underneath

Again, you can see the old bridge structure from 1921 and the 1967 addition.

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in May 2013

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Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico looking west

Chico State Univ studdent walking east on Big Chico Creek Bridge - Hwy 32 in Chico from west edn

Photo taken by Mike Lynch in May 2013

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.727796,-121.468401

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Carries Poe Powerhouse Road over North Fork Feather River
Design: truss/deck/pratt
Design Details: Steel Pratt deck truss with concrete deck
Total Length: 335.0 Feet
Span Length: 178.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt deck truss bridge over North Fork Feather River on Poe Powerhouse Road
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Poe Powerhouse Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2014

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Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians and bicycles.

Location: 39.540697,-121.509785

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Carries Brad Freeman Bike Trail over
Design: truss/modern/pony/pratt
Design Details: Modern Pratt pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge on Brad Freeman Bike Trail
History: Built Pre 2000
Built: Pre 2000

Location: Butte County

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Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge

Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge looking East.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 19, 2014

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Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge

Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge looking West.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 19, 2014

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Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge

Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge looking South.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 19, 2014

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Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge

Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge looking South.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on May 19, 2014

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Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge

Brad Freeman Bike Trail Bridge looking West.

Photo taken by Scott Roberts on May 19, 2014

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SN - Feather River Bridge (Pre 1937)

Status: Removed

Location: 39.503809,-121.578760

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Feather River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Feather River on Sacramento Northern Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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SN - Feather River Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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SN - Feather River Bridge

after December 1937 flood

Photo taken by Ted Wurm Western Rwy Museum Archives

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Photo taken by United States Department of Agriculture; Courtesy of the East Bay Hills Project

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Cussick Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 39.749030,-121.868707

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Carries Cussick Ave over Lindo Channel
Design: truss/pony/warren/alt-verticals
Design Details: Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Total Length: 82.0 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Lindo Channel
History:
Built: 1935

Location: Butte County

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Cussick Avenue Bridge

Looking South.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on October 9, 2014

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Cussick Avenue Bridge

Looking North.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on October 9, 2014

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Enterprise Bridge (1909)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.536256,-121.371902

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Carries Lumpkin Road over South Fork of Feather River
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 152.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over South Fork of Feather River
History: Demolished and replaced by the New Enterprise Bridge. Location is now inundated by waters of Lake Oroville.
Built: 1909

Location: Butte County

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Old Enterprise Bridge

Looking north.

Photo taken by Bill Talbitzer 1962

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Old Enterprise Bridge

Taken in 1950's.

Public Domain

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Old Enterprise Bridge

Taken in 1950's.

Public Domain

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Enterprise Bridge side view

Enterprise Bridge side view

Photo taken by Bill Talbitzer 1962

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Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 39.442042,-121.343770

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Carries La Porte Road over Natchez Creek
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Natchez Creek on La Porte Road at Rackerby, CA
History: Built 1908, replaced 1984
Built: 1908

Location: Butte County

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Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge

Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge looking West

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on April 1, 2015

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Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge

Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge looking West

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on April 1, 2015

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Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge

Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge looking East.

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on April 1, 2015

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Honcut Bainbridge Crossing Bridge

Image capture: Streetview

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Old Chico Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.873295,-121.705743

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Carries Old Chico Canyon Road over Big Chico Creek
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Wood-deck one-lane pony truss bridge.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Big Chico Creek on Old Chico Canyon Road
History: Built unknown year.
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Jordan Hill Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.825609,-121.568536

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Carries Jordan Hill Road over West Branch Feather River
Design: truss/pony/polygonal/verticals
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals
Total Length: 204.1 Feet
Span Length: 84.0 Feet

Overview: Polygonal Warren pony truss with all verticals bridge over West Branch Feather River on Jordan Hill Road
History: Built 1935 by CCC as part of Ponderosa Way, rehabilitated lightly 2006, and extensively 2015
Built: 1935

Location: Butte County

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Truss

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Deck

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Truss

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Bridge from Downstream

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Truss & Approach Spans

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Bridge

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Bridge and Approach Span

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Bridge and Approach Span

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Ord Ranch Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.380442,-121.650884

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Carries Ord Ranch Road over Sutter Butte Canal
Design: slab
Design Details: Concrete slab bridge.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over Sutter Butte Canal on Ord Ranch Road
History: Built unknown date
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Nelson Bar Steel Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.693153,-121.563656

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Carries Nelson Bar Rd over West Branch Feather River
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge
History:
Built: 1903

Location: Butte County

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Edgar Slough Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.710760,-121.796560

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Carries CA-99 over Edgar Slough
Design: culvert
Design Details:
Total Length: 25.9 Feet
Span Length: 7.9 Feet

Overview: Culvert Bridge over Edgar Slough on CA-99
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Butte County

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Golden Trout Crossing Bridge (Lower)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.607978,-121.152184

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Carries Old Golden Trout Crossing Road (FR 20N15) over South Fork Feather River
Design: truss/pony/polygonal/no-verticals
Design Details: Polygonal Warren pony truss with no verticals
Total Length: 130.6 Feet
Span Length: 129.6 Feet

Overview: Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over South Fork Feather River on Old Golden Trout Crossing Road (FR 20N15)
History: Built 1950, rehabilitated 2000
Built: 1950

Location: Butte County

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Stilson Canyon Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.735000,-121.765000

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Carries Stilson Canyon Road over Little Chico Creek
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel Stringer, Multi Beam or Girder.
Total Length: 46.9 Feet
Span Length: 44.9 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Little Chico Creek on Stilson Canyon Road
History: Built 1906, Reconstructed In 1945
Built: 1906

Location: Butte County

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UP - Big Bend Tunnel No.7

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.692122,-121.491090

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Carries UP RR over hillside
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 3500.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under hillside on UP RR
History: Built 1968 for Oroville Dam line relocation
Built: 1968

Location: Butte County

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UP - Big Bend Tunnel No.7

looking southwest

Photo taken by Geoff Hubbs in June 1989

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NER - Feather River Bridge (Pre-1923)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.503810,-121.578760

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Carries Northern Electric Railway over Feather River
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Howe through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Howe through truss bridge over Feather River on Northern Electric Railway
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Concrete Covered and Truss Bridge over Feather River between Thermalito and Oroville Northern Electric Railroad

View of a concrete covered bridge over the Feather River taken in circa 1900.

Photo from John Nopel, CSU Chico Digital Collections

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Montgomery St Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.516661,-121.547961

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Carries Montgomery Street over UP Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer with steel brace deck supports
Total Length: 87.9 Feet
Span Length: 80.1 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over UP Railroad on Montgomery Street
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Butte County

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Montgomery St Bridge

viewing NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2020

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Montgomery St Bridge

viewing NE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2020

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Richardson Springs Suspension Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 39.838655,-121.770031

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Carries Footpath over Mud Creek
Design: suspension
Design Details: Suspension
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Suspension bridge over Mud Creek on Footpath
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Swinging bridge, Richardson Springs, CA

The swinging bridge at Richardson Springs resort, 1930s. The Richardson Springs Hotel can be seen in the background. Randy Taylor Collection

Photo from Randy Taylor Collection

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"The Swinging Bridge," Richardson Springs, Calif 1937

Suspension bridge with tree and bushes in foreground. Lower right corner reads "J.H. Eastman." Red tape on top edge of envelope.

Photo from Jervie Henry Eastman; Publisher University of California, Davis, General Library, Dept. of Special Collections

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Suspension Bridge at Richardson Springs, Calif 1944

Suspension bridge with man standing on it in middle ground with bushes and trees in background. Lower center reads "J.H. Eastman."

Photo from Jervie Henry Eastman; Publisher University of California, Davis, General Library, Dept. of Special Collections

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Swinging Bridge_ca 1924

Written on photograph, Richardson Springs - Swinging bridge.

Photo from Larry V. Richardson Collection, Northeastern California Historic Photograph Collection Digital Repository, Meriam Library, California State University, Chico

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Postcard - The Swinging Bridge

Postmark - 1941 Mar-26

Photo taken by J. M. Eastman

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SN - Rudy Creek Bridge

Status: No longer exists

Location: 39.507899,-121.598378

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Carries Northern Electric Railroad/Sacramento Northern Railroad over Rudy Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Bridge over Rudy Creek on Northern Electric Railroad/Sacramento Northern Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Ord Ferry

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.628778,-121.992716

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Carries Ord Ferry Rd over Sacramento River
Design: ferry
Design Details: Ferry crossing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Ferry across Sacramento River on Ord Ferry Rd
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Ord Ferry circa 1960

Pick up trucks on Ord Ferry as it crosses the Sacramento River at Ord Bend, Calif.

Photo from John Nopel Photograph Collection, CSU Chico Digital Collections

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SN - Lindo Channel Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 39.749329,-121.853697

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Carries Bike/Footpath over Lindo Channel
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Lindo Channel on Bike/Footpath
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Esplanade Sandy Gulch Bridge (1883)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.749314,-121.854115

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Carries Esplanade over Sandy Gulch/Lindo Channel
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sandy Gulch/Lindo Channel on Esplanade
History: Built 1883; replaced 1925
Built: 1883

Location: Butte County

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Courtesy of the Northeastern California Historic Photograph Collection from the California State University at Chico's Meriam Library Special Collections Department; Used under Fair Use as an educational resource

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Esplanade Big Chico Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.731999,-121.842000

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Carries Esplanade over Big Chico Creek
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 55.8 Feet
Span Length: 53.5 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Big Chico Creek on Esplanade
History: Built 1912; rehabilitated 1995
Built: 1912

Location: Butte County

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Helltown Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 39.805199,-121.655927

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Carries Footpath from Helltown Rd over Butte Creek
Design: suspension/wire
Design Details: Wire/cable suspension
Total Length: 120.0 Feet
Span Length: 120.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Wire suspension bridge over Butte Creek on footpath to Helltown
History: Pedestrian bridge across Butte Creek
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Helltown Rd Bridge

Footbridge over Butte Creek to Helltown.

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Helltown Rd Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic

Location: 39.805127,-121.655901

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Carries Helltown Rd over Butte Creek
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 120.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge over Butte Creek on Helltown Rd
History: Car bridge built over Butte Creek near footbridge
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Helltown Rd bridge

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UP - Tunnel No. 9

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 39.766651,-121.456764

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Carries UP RR over hillside
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under hillside on UP RR
History:
Built:

Location: Butte County

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Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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