Pope Street Bridge

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Pope Street Bridge
Pope Street Bridge, Napa River, St. Helena, CA 10-9-2011 6-06-46 PM.JPG
Pope Street Bridge is located in California
Pope Street Bridge
Pope Street Bridge is located in the United States
Pope Street Bridge
LocationPope St., over the Napa River, St. Helena, California
Coordinates38°30′40.7″N 122°27′21.2″W / 38.511306°N 122.455889°W / 38.511306; -122.455889Coordinates: 38°30′40.7″N 122°27′21.2″W / 38.511306°N 122.455889°W / 38.511306; -122.455889
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built1894 (1894)
Built byPithie, R.H.
Architectural styleTriple arch bridge
NRHP reference No.72000241[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 5, 1972

The Pope Street Bridge is a stone bridge carrying Pope Street over the Napa River in St. Helena, California. Built by R. H. Pithie in 1894, the bridge is the oldest stone bridge in Napa County. The triple arch bridge is 175 feet (53 m) long and 18 feet (5.5 m) wide and cost $14,500 to build. The stone used to build the bridge came from a local quarry on Monticello Road near Mount George Grade. The bridge was designed for horse-drawn vehicles but has withstood automobile traffic; it also survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake without damage.[2]

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 5, 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Silvestri, John A. (July 7, 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Pope Street Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved May 8, 2013.

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