|January 2013 (38.8015 Degrees, -120.8906 Degrees) Mount Murphy Road Bridge|
In the photo below we can see the outline of the skinny formwork used to cast the approach spans, the abutment, and the retaining walls on the west end of the bridge. Note the depth of the deck increases at the support to handle the larger moment and shear.
Trees, rocks, slabs of concrete, etc. are scattered around the abutment in a jumble. Apparently, no one has attempted to landscape this bridge. Considering the history of the bridge and of Coloma I'm surprised that more of an effort hasn't been done to beautify the area around the bridge. Probably the frequent winter flooding has created such a mess around the piers and abutments that they finally gave up on beautifying the bridge site.
El Dorado County, California Bridges: Mount Murphy Road Bridge across the South Fork of the American River (5) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
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