|September 2013 (38.66778 Degrees, -121.14694 Degrees) East Bidwell Street Bridge|
There's an old arch bridge in Folsom that I wanted to photograph but I had to ride my bike 20 miles on the Jebediah Smith Auxiliary Bike Trail to get to it. When I finally reached it, I thought I had made a mistake, because I just saw a double box culvert. However, after I entered the culvert, and my eyes adjusted to the darkness, I found the arch bridge sandwiched between two double box culverts.
They must have built a double box culvert on each side of the old arch bridge as a way of widening East Bidwell Street. One box now carries the bicycle path and the other box carries Willow Creek. I would imagine during the winter you can't ride through this culvert because it's full of water from the swollen creek.
The East Bidwell Street Bridge over Willow Creek is a 32 ft long closed spandrel deck arch bridge that was built in 1930. It was widened with box culverts on each side in 1986 and is now 85.6 ft wide.
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