Isleton Bridge

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Isleton Bridge
Sacramento River drawbridge near Isleton, California, in 2007.jpg
Isleton Bridge in 2007
Coordinates38°10′19″N 121°35′38″W / 38.17194°N 121.59389°W / 38.17194; -121.59389Coordinates: 38°10′19″N 121°35′38″W / 38.17194°N 121.59389°W / 38.17194; -121.59389
Carries SR 160
CrossesSacramento River
LocaleIsleton, California
Maintained byCaltrans
DesignTied arch and bascule
MaterialConcrete, steel
Total length624 feet (190 m)
Width18 feet (5.5 m)
Height21 feet (6.4 m)
Longest span226 feet (69 m)
No. of spans9
Piers in water8
Clearance above14.8 feet (4.5 m)
DesignerCharles W. Deterding and Joseph Strauss
Constructed byJenkins & Elton
Construction end1923

Isleton Bridge is a historic bascule bridge carrying California State Route 160 across the Sacramento River north of Isleton, California, built in 1923. There are two concrete tied arch spans, each 102 feet (31 m) long, to the east of the main bascule span, which is 226 feet (69 m) long, and four concrete girder spans. The bridge was designed by Sacramento County engineer Charles W. Deterding, with the Strauss Bascule Bridge Company of Chicago designing the bascule span. Steel portions of the bridge were fabricated by the American Bridge Company and the bridge was constructed by Jenkins & Elton of Sacramento.[1]

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  1. ^ Nayyar, Margo; Swim, Tory; Scott, Gloria. "Isleton Bridge (Bridge No. 24-51)" (PDF). Historic American Engineering Record. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved 2014-12-15.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mikesell, Stephen D. (1990). Historic Highway Bridges of California. Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.

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