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York Creek Bridge

York Creek Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: April 6, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Private Drive Over York Creek
Location
Rural: Napa County, California: United States
Structure Type
Metal Hingeless Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1885 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge carries a private drive which provides access to a field. The bridge is a design that is so unexpected and so unusual, that its almost difficult to believe that it exists: a cast iron deck arch, a structure type common in the Great Britain in the 19th Century. Only a tiny number were ever known to be built in the United States and even less remain intact today, almost all in the eastern United States. On old stone abutments, the bridge appears to be genuinely old and not a replica of any kind (as one might be suspicious of), nor does it appear to have been moved here from a different location (like England) in any recent period in history. The bridge has ornate metal railings on the wooden deck.

Jack Stuart provided some history about this bridge. This bridge was the main entrance to the estate of Tiburcio Parrott, 1840-1894, who built a grand residence (and presumably the bridge) beginning in 1885. The house survives, having been restored in the 1970s, and the vast property is now the site of Spring Mountain Vineyards and its winery. In Parrott's time the place was called Miravalle.


This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Cast Iron

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