Niigata Japan's Bridges: Utility Bridges across the U River (2) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
|August 2007 (37.360 Degrees, 138.550 Degrees) Utility Bridges
More photos of the utility bridges across the U River just upstream of the Highway 8 Bridge. It looks like these utility truss bridges carry a variety of pipes and cables. We don't seem to have as many in California. Instead, the utility companies put their pipes, cables, etc into our highway bridges. The utility companies must keep a bunch of these truss members available in different lengths to cross over rivers.
As we traveled inland, the river lost its high levees and slope paving. We have also traveled past most of the damage from the 2007 earthquake.