|April 2013 (38.38889 Degrees, -120.52611 Degrees) State Route 26 Bridge|
The bridge is a single span prestressed concrete box girder bridge that was built in 1997. It's 145 ft long, 43.6 ft wide, and it carries 3975 vehicles a day in 2000 (up from 1460 on the year it was opened to traffic). For some reason, the deck is rated fair, although the bridge has a sufficiency rating of 96.
The bridge has nicely decorated concrete barrier and a sloping exterior girder, which are both attractive features. Professor David Billington from Princeton (and author of the Tower and the Bridge) once came to Caltrans and complained that we build cookie-cutter bridges. At least we use nice cookie cutters!
Calaveras County, California Bridges: SR 26 across the Middle Fork of the Mokelumne River by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.