HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:


We Recommend:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Benicia - Martinez Railroad Bridge

Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge

Benicia - Martinez Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 7, 2013

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Union Pacific) Over Carquinez Strait (Suisun Bay)
Location
Martinez and Benicia: Contra Costa County, California and Solano County, California: United States
Structure Type
Metal 8 Panel Rivet-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Movable: Vertical Lift (Span Drive) and Approach Spans: Metal 12 Panel Multiple-Type-Connected Polygonal Warren Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1930 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Engineer/Design: Waddell and Hardesty of New York, New York
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
328.0 Feet (100 Meters)
Structure Length
5,620.0 Feet (1713 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 15 Approach Span(s)
Inventory Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)
View Information About HSR Ratings

Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a very long bridge with a variety of span types. It is unusual because its "main span" which most people would think of as the vertical lift span, is not the longest span on the bridge. The lift span is 328 feet. The bridge includes fixed through truss spans of 526 feet.

From south to north, the bridge is configured as follows: three deck plate girder spans supposed by tower style steel bents, one Warren deck truss span supported by concrete piers, one polygonal Warren through truss span supported by concrete piers, one vertical lift span supported by concrete piers, six polygonal Warren through truss span supported by concrete piers, one Warren deck truss span supported by concrete piers, and three deck plate girder spans supposed by tower style steel bents. Abutments are concrete.

The vertical lift span has a span drive system and a relatively short lift span that only lifts about as high as the height of the lift truss itself. The towers of the lift span do not stand independently and are instead integrated into the adjacent through truss spans.

View Historical Article About This Bridge

Divider

Photo Galleries and Videos: Benicia - Martinez Railroad Bridge

 

View Photo Gallery

Bridge Photo-Documentation

Original / Full Size Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer.
Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

Divider

View Photo Gallery

Bridge Photo-Documentation

Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer.
Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

Divider

Maps and Links: Benicia - Martinez Railroad Bridge

Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):

Search For Additional Bridge Listings:

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) of this bridge.

Bridgehunter.com: View listed bridges within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of this bridge.

HistoricBridges.org Bridge Browser: View listed bridges within 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) of this bridge.

HistoricBridges.org Bridge Browser: View listed bridges within 10 miles (16 kilometers) of this bridge.

2021 National Bridge Inventory: View listed bridges within 0.5 miles (0.8 kilometers) of this bridge.

Additional Maps:

Google Maps

Google Streetview (If Available)

Bing Maps

OpenStreetMap

GeoHack (Additional Links and Coordinates)

Apple Maps (Via DuckDuckGo Search)

Apple Maps (Apple devices only)

MapQuest

HERE We Go Maps

ACME Mapper

Waze Map

Android: Open Location In Your Map or GPS App

Flickr Gallery (Find Nearby Photos)

Wikimedia Commons (Find Nearby Photos)

Directions Via Sygic For Android

Directions Via Sygic For iOS and Android Dolphin Browser

USGS National Map (United States Only)

Historical USGS Topo Maps (United States Only)

Historic Aerials (United States Only)

CalTopo Maps (United States Only)


Divider
 
Home Top

Divider

About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2022, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Admin Login

Divider