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Home > California > Garberville vicinity > Moody Bridge, Spanning South Fork Eel River, Garberville, Humboldt County, CA



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General South To North View Of Floor Beam And Stringer System Used In Parker, Pin-connected, Through Truss Bridge (moody Bridge) Near Garberville, California.
HB82807
General South To North View Of Floor Beam And Stringer System Used In Parker, Pin-connected, Through Truss Bridge (moody Bridge) Near Garberville, California.
General Elevation View From The Southwest End Of Moody Bridge.
HB82808
General Elevation View From The Southwest End Of Moody Bridge.
General View Of Pier And Abutment Structures From Southeast End Of Moody Bridge.
HB82809
General View Of Pier And Abutment Structures From Southeast End Of Moody Bridge.
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HB82810
A 'barrel Shot' From South To North Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View Of South Abutment Roller Connection Of Moody Bridge.
HB82811
Detail View Of South Abutment Roller Connection Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View (looking East) Of Inclined End Post Pin Connection Of Moody Bridge.
HB82812
Detail View (looking East) Of Inclined End Post Pin Connection Of Moody Bridge.
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HB82813
A 'barrel Shot' From South To North Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View (looking East) Of Pin Connection Of Vertical Member At The Third Panel Point North From South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
HB82814
Detail View (looking East) Of Pin Connection Of Vertical Member At The Third Panel Point North From South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View (looking East) Of Pin Connection Of Vertical Tensile Members At The Fifth Panel Point North From South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
HB82815
Detail View (looking East) Of Pin Connection Of Vertical Tensile Members At The Fifth Panel Point North From South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View Of Pin Connection Truss Members Of Central Panel Point Of Moody Bridge.
HB82816
Detail View Of Pin Connection Truss Members Of Central Panel Point Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View (looking East) Of Pin Connection Of Vertical Tensile Members Between Panels Nine End Ten Of Moody Bridge
HB82817
Detail View (looking East) Of Pin Connection Of Vertical Tensile Members Between Panels Nine End Ten Of Moody Bridge
Detail View (looking East) Of Riveted Cconnection Of Top Chord And Vertical Members At The Second Panel Point North From South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
HB82818
Detail View (looking East) Of Riveted Cconnection Of Top Chord And Vertical Members At The Second Panel Point North From South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View (looking North) Of Lower Chord Pin Connection Between Panels Four And Fire Of Moody Bridge.
HB82819
Detail View (looking North) Of Lower Chord Pin Connection Between Panels Four And Fire Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View Of Pin Connected Lower Chord Members At The North End Of Panel Three Of Moody Bridge.
HB82820
Detail View Of Pin Connected Lower Chord Members At The North End Of Panel Three Of Moody Bridge.
Detail View Of North Abutment Pin Connection Of Moody Bridge
HB82821
Detail View Of North Abutment Pin Connection Of Moody Bridge
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HB82822
A 'barrel Shot' From North To South Of Moody Bridge
General Elevation View (looking Easterly) Clearly Shows Aesthetic Appeal Of Moody Bridge.
HB82823
General Elevation View (looking Easterly) Clearly Shows Aesthetic Appeal Of Moody Bridge.
General View (looking Northeast) Of North Abutment And Approach Timber Structure Of Moody Bridge.
HB82824
General View (looking Northeast) Of North Abutment And Approach Timber Structure Of Moody Bridge.
General View (looking West) Clearly Shows Weathered Concrete Of South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
HB82825
General View (looking West) Clearly Shows Weathered Concrete Of South Abutment Of Moody Bridge.
General East To West Elevated View Of Moody Bridge Placing It Within And In Relation To The Surrounding Rural Environment.
HB82826
General East To West Elevated View Of Moody Bridge Placing It Within And In Relation To The Surrounding Rural Environment.
Southern Approach Span Plan And Elevation Views For Pier And Abutment Structural Changes Required After Flood Of December 1955 On Moody Bridge.
HB82827
Southern Approach Span Plan And Elevation Views For Pier And Abutment Structural Changes Required After Flood Of December 1955 On Moody Bridge.
Detail View Of Sign Suspended From Portal Strut (this Sign Was Located At The Same Place At Both Ends Of Moody Bridge)
HB82828
Detail View Of Sign Suspended From Portal Strut (this Sign Was Located At The Same Place At Both Ends Of Moody Bridge)
General Views Of Moody Bridge, In Descending Order: 1) The Northern Approach With A Partial
HB82829
General Views Of Moody Bridge, In Descending Order: 1) The Northern Approach With A Partial 'barrel Shot', 2) Partial View Of Southern Approach Detailing Bridge Decking, Railing And Portal Bracing, And 3) An Elevation View To The Northeast Showing Timber
Moody Bridge Truss Repair Plans Showing Existing Area Of Damage Along With Repair Procedures For Correcting Damage And Returning Truss To Structural Integrity.
HB82830
Moody Bridge Truss Repair Plans Showing Existing Area Of Damage Along With Repair Procedures For Correcting Damage And Returning Truss To Structural Integrity.
Original Plan For Moody Bridge As Prepared By G
HB82831
Original Plan For Moody Bridge As Prepared By G
Southern Approach Span Showing Detail Plan, Elevation, And Existing Views For Pier And Abutment Structural Changes Required After Flood Of December 1955.
HB82832
Southern Approach Span Showing Detail Plan, Elevation, And Existing Views For Pier And Abutment Structural Changes Required After Flood Of December 1955.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning South Fork Eel River, Garberville vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-4
Building/structure dates: 1937 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1964 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1980 demolished
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Significance: Moody Bridge is one of four remaining Parker, pin-connected through truss steel bridges in California. It embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, and method of construction. The bridge was designed by R.L. Thomas for Humboldt County.

Subjects
Religious Services
Homesteading
Swimming


Related Names
Thomas, R. L.
Sheely, Charles G.
County Of Humbolt
Tooby Family
Connors, G. W.
Anderson, H. A.
Hope, Susan L., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General South to North view of floor beam and stringer system used in Parker, Pin-Connected, Through Truss Bridge (Moody Bridge) near Garberville, California.
2. General elevation view from the southwest end of Moody Bridge.
3. General view of pier and abutment structures from southeast end of Moody Bridge.
4. A 'barrel shot' from south to north of Moody Bridge.
5. Detail view of south abutment roller connection of Moody Bridge.
6. Detail view (looking east) of inclined end post pin connection of Moody Bridge.
7. A 'barrel shot' from south to north of Moody Bridge.
8. Detail view (looking east) of pin connection of vertical member at the third panel point north from south abutment of Moody Bridge.
9. Detail view (looking east) of pin connection of vertical tensile members at the fifth panel point north from south abutment of Moody Bridge.
10. Detail view of pin connection truss members of central panel point of Moody Bridge.
11. Detail view (looking east) of pin connection of vertical tensile members between panels nine end ten of Moody Bridge
12. Detail view (looking east) of riveted cconnection of top chord and vertical members at the second panel point north from south abutment of Moody Bridge.
13. Detail view (looking north) of lower chord pin connection between panels four and fire of Moody Bridge.
14. Detail view of pin connected lower chord members at the north end of panel three of Moody Bridge.
15. Detail view of north abutment pin connection of Moody Bridge
16. A 'barrel shot' from north to south of Moody Bridge. This view clearly shows bridge timber decking.
17. General elevation view (looking easterly) clearly shows aesthetic appeal of Moody Bridge.
18. General view (looking northeast) of north abutment and approach timber structure of Moody Bridge.
19. General view (looking west) clearly shows weathered concrete of south abutment of Moody Bridge.
20. General east to west elevated view of Moody Bridge placing it within and in relation to the surrounding rural environment.
21. Southern approach span plan and elevation views for pier and abutment structural changes required after flood of December 1955 on Moody Bridge.
22. Detail view of sign suspended from portal strut (this sign was located at the same place at both ends of Moody Bridge). Bottom: General elevation view to southeast showing northern abutment with solid rock foundation.
23. General views of Moody Bridge, in descending order: 1) the northern approach with a partial 'barrel shot', 2) partial view of southern approach detailing bridge decking, railing and portal bracing, and 3) an elevation view to the northeast showing timber piers and abutment of southern approach.
24. Moody Bridge truss repair plans showing existing area of damage along with repair procedures for correcting damage and returning truss to structural integrity.
25. Original plan for Moody Bridge as prepared by G. W. Connors.
26. Southern approach span showing detail plan, elevation, and existing views for pier and abutment structural changes required after flood of December 1955.


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