|February 2016 (38.02893, -122.74210) Mill Crossing Bridge|
A bridge has been at this location (in Samuel P Taylor State Park) since the 1870s. Samuel Taylor had built a resort in the area and the narrow-gauge North Pacific Coast Railroad made the resort a popular destination for people wishing to enjoy nature (see photo below).
The bridge was originally a through truss but at some point it was rebuilt as a Bailey Bridge with a timber deck. It's still used for (authorized) vehicular traffic and connects Sir Francis Drake Blvd. across the creek with the Cross Marin Trail.
The west side of Marin County is state parks and national monuments full of weekend visitors and stop and go traffic. It's pretty, but maybe too crowded to be very enjoyable. A nice exception is Point Reyes National Seashore where no cars are allowed.
Marin County, California Bridges: Mill Crossing Bridge across Lagunitas Creek
by Mark Yashinsky
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