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Fair Oaks Bridge

Fair Oaks Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 6, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bridge Street Over American River
Location
Fair Oaks: Sacramento County, California: United States
Structure Type
Metal 12 Panel Pin-Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal 5 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Full-Slope Pony Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1909 By Builder/Contractor: Western Bridge and Construction Company of Omaha, Nebraska

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
202 Feet (61.57 Meters)
Structure Length
617 Feet (188.06 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s) and 1 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is an impressive structure and the pin-connected Pennsylvania through truss design of the two main spans makes this bridge a rare type. A small rivet-connected pony truss approach span provides a contrast in design, appearance, and size to the main spans of the bridge. This bridge has been preserved in place for non-motorized traffic. Modern approach spans were added to the northern end of the bridge. Very tall modern railings were added to the bridge. Aside from these changes, the bridge retains excellent historic integrity and the bridge is a great example of a quality preservation project.

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