I Street Bridge

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I Street Bridge
I Street Bridge (Sacramento).jpg
Coordinates38°35′10″N 121°30′23″W / 38.586244°N 121.506254°W / 38.586244; -121.506254
CarriesState Route 16
Union Pacific Railroad Martinez Subdivision
CrossesSacramento River
LocaleSacramento, California
Official nameI Street Bridge
Named forI Street (Sacramento)
Maintained byUnion Pacific Railroad
DesignSwing bridge
Total length400 ft (120 m)
Constructed byAmerican Bridge Company
I Street Bridge
I Street Bridge is located in California
I Street Bridge
I Street Bridge is located in the United States
I Street Bridge
LocationSacramento, California
Coordinates38°35′11″N 121°30′25″W / 38.58639°N 121.50694°W / 38.58639; -121.50694Coordinates: 38°35′11″N 121°30′25″W / 38.58639°N 121.50694°W / 38.58639; -121.50694
Arealess than one acre
Built1911 (1911)
Architectural styleDouble-Deck Steel Truss
NRHP reference No.82002233[1]
Added to NRHPApril 22, 1982

The I Street Bridge is a historic metal truss swing bridge which crosses the Sacramento River to link the capital city of Sacramento, California, with Yolo County to the west. Built in 1911, this historic bridge has a vertical clearance of 14 feet 8 inches (4.47 m) and was originally part of State Route 16. It also carries two walkways; one on either side of the roadway.

The lower level of the bridge provides rail access to Sacramento from points south and west; the upper level provides highway access.

It was built to replace an 1867 timber Howe truss swing span bridge, which also carried both railroad and road traffic.[2]


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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ John W. Snyder (February 2, 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: I Street Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved November 27, 2017. With three photos from 1961 and 1981.

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