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Key Facts
Bridge Name Facility Carried / Feature Intersected Location Structure Type Construction Date and Builder/Engineer
Steamboat Slough Bridge
CA-160 Over Steamboat Slough Rural: Sacramento County, California Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Heel Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Metal , 1924 By Builder/Contractor: Nystedt and Isham and Engineer/Design: Strauss Bascule Bridge Company (Strauss Engineering Company) of Chicago, Illinois
Technical Facts
Rehabilitation Date Main Span Length Structure Length Roadway Width Main Spans NBI Number
1953 226 Feet (68.9 Meters) 343 Feet (104.5 Meters) 18 Feet (5.5 Meters) 3 24 0052

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Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

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This bridge is a good example of a Strauss heel-trunnion bascule bridge, and it has been well maintained and preserved. The truss has excellent historic and structural integrity with no major alteration of original materials and design. The bridge tender house however has been completely replaced along with the control equipment all of which is modern in design. Original lattice railings remain in place behind modern guardrail. In 1953, the original wooden deck was replaced with a metal grid deck on the bascule leaves and a concrete deck and the remaining portions of the bridge.  The bridge was rehabilitated in 2000.

The county engineer at the time this bridge was built was Charles W. Deterding.

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