|April 2013 (38.19778 Degrees, -120.68000 Degrees) San Andreas Creek Bridge|
State Route 12 turns into State Route 49 as we continued southeast into the old gold mining town (and county seat) of San Andreas. There are several old bridges in town, including the Main Street Bridge (30C0026) across San Andreas Creek. It is a 30 ft long, closed spandrel arch.
The bridge is just wide enough for two traffic lanes and so at some point they hung a walkway outside of the west barrier.
Unlike the other gold mining towns we've visited to the north, San Andreas (and Calaveras County) have a pleasant Mexican ambience. Most of the place names are Spanish (San Andreas was settled by Mexican gold miners) and many of the old bridges have a Spanish Colonial aesthetic.
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