Sunday, October 11, 2015

Plumas County, California Bridges: Rock Creek Bridges

September 2015 (39.8988 Degrees, -121.3589 Degrees) Rock Creek Bridges
The Union Pacific Railroad and California Route 70 run parallel to each other for about 50 miles along the North Fork of the Feather River. A few miles past the Pulga Bridges (where Rock Creek flows into the North Fork) is another juxtaposition of highway and railway bridges.

The highway bridge (09 0002) is a 330 ft long, three span river crossing with a 180 ft long Parker through truss center span across the North Fork. It was built in 1936 but the substructure was rebuilt on 2000. Those extra long bent caps look like they were built to carry a future widening (see photo below).
The railroad crosses Rock Creek with a steel trestle bridge that includes a Warren truss main span. We are going to see a similar style of adjacent railway and highway bridges as we continue to travel upstream along the Feather River through Plumas County.
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