|July 2013 (38.71000 Degrees, -122.04778 Degrees) Capay Bridge|
Northwest of yesterday's bridge is the very ordinary looking Capay Bridge across Cache Creek that I stopped at because there was a plaque commemorating the original bridge that stood at this spot until 1997. Apparently you can tear down an old bridge if you save the plaque next to where it once stood.
The Capay Bridge (22C0005) is named after a nearby town. It crosses Cache Creek on CR-85 just north of SR-16. They must have been allowed to keep the bridge number of the older bridge. It's a skinny (35 ft wide) three span prestressed concrete box girder bridge on single column bents. It looks like a single box girder with wide overhangs (and lots of swallow nests). The bridge is 444 ft long with a 160 ft long center span over the creek. They don't say what the old bridge was like but the NBI says it had a sufficiency rating of 49.2% during the inspection in 1992.
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