|December 2012 (39.3278 Degrees, -121.0465 Degrees) Purdon Bridge|
I wonder how much of the original bridge is still standing? The truss is authentic but the deck and railing appear to be recently constructed. Also, the bridge is supported on driven pipe piles, which I don't remember seeing on too many 19th century bridges. The portal frame is quite lovely, but the plaque on top is missing. However another plaque from 'E Clampus Vitus' is mounted on a rusted truss member.
We'll take a look under the bridge tomorrow.
Nevada County, California Bridges: Purdon Bridge across the South Yuba River (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License.