|December 2013 (38.6033 Degrees, -122.5887 Degrees) Garnet Creek Bridges|
The bridge is 81 ft long and only 19 ft wide and carries over 4000 vehicles a day. The Weekly Calistogan writes that Caltrans would like to preserve the existing bridge and/or build a new bridge to carry traffic but there is opposition to both options from residents. They don't want to see any of their vineyards converted into a roadway and they also don't want to have a historic bridge demolished.
Erosion is damaging the bridge foundations and arches, heavy truck traffic is damaging the deck, and the bridge is too narrow to safely carry two lanes of traffic.
Another historic bridge crosses over Garnet Creek in Calistoga. The Greenwood Avenue Bridge (21C0042) is a single span stone arch that was built in 1904 (see photo above). It's 50 ft long, only 17 ft wide, and registered as a historic place in 2005. The bridge was designed by Oliver Buckman and built by John Money. The area surrounding the bridge is so full of brambles that I wasn't able to get under the bridge.
Napa County, California Bridges: Garnet Creek Bridges in Calistoga by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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