|September 2014 (37.62609, -120.99367) Seventh Street Bridge
The 'Lion Bridge' is a long arch bridge that carries Seventh Street across the Tuolumne River in downtown Modesto. It is another of the odd, original bridges that were designed by John B. Leonard at the beginning of the 20th century. This is one of four 'canticrete' bridges he designed that are steel trusses encased in concrete.
We are currently screening bridges for a new retrofit program in California. One of the screeners said that concrete encased in steel performs well while steel encased in concrete performs poorly. We'll take a closer look at this bridge as we ponder his words tomorrow.
Stanislaus County, California Bridges: Seventh Street Bridge across the Tuolumne River (1) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.