|December 2009 (36.97333, -122.02278) Soquel Avenue Bridge|
The first recorded structure was a covered bridge built in 1874. In 1890 a timber trestle was added. These bridges were replaced in 1921 with a concrete and steel girder bridge. It was widened to four lanes in 1967 with a concrete precast I girder bridge on the north side. In 1982 severe flooding caused the collapse of the old southern side of the bridge. It was repaired with an I girder bridge in 1984. In 1999 the current bridge was built at this site. It seems like the late 1990s was a time for Santa Cruz to do some flood control and refurbishing of bridges.
|Collapsed Soquel Avenue Bridge during 1982 flood (Photo Property of Santa Cruz Public Library).|
Santa Cruz County, California Bridges: Soquel Avenue Bridge across the San Lorenzo River by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.