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Red Bank Creek Bridge, Spanning Red Bank Creek at Rawson Road, Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA



B&W Photos

HB157261
Contextual View Of Bridge In Setting, From Northwest End Of Bridge, View To South-southeast With Rawson Road In Foreground.

HB157263
Centerline View Of Southeast Portal, View To Northwest.

HB157265
Upstream Elevation Of Truss Span, View To Northeast Along Red Bank Creek.

HB157267
Centerline View Of Northwest Portal Beyond Approach Spans, View To Southeast.

HB157268
Downstream Elevation Of Truss Span, View To Southwest Along Red Bank Creek.

HB157268
Downstream Elevation Of Truss Span, View To Southwest Along Red Bank Creek.

HB157270
Detail, Southeast Portal, View To North-northwest.

HB157272
Detail, Upper Chord Connection Point On Upstream Side Of Truss, Showing Connection Of Upper Chord, Laced Vertical Compression Member, Knee-braced Strut, Counters, And Laterals.

HB157274
Detail, Laced Vertical Compression Member

HB157276
View To Northwest Along Centerline Of Underside.

HB157278
Detail, Lally Columns At Northwest End Of Truss

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Item Title


Location
Spanning Red Bank Creek at Rawson Road, Red Bluff vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-171
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N398).
Significance: The Red Bank Creek Bridge on Rawson Road is one of the few remaining bridges erected by the Pacific Bridge Company of San Francisco. In addition, it is also a rare California example of a truss bridge with non-structural, architectonic decoration, here in the form of Classical urns atop the end posts. This bridge, with its Pratt truss main span, was determined eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C at the local level of significance.

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Contextual view of bridge in setting, from downstream, view to south from edge of bluff east of Rawson Road. Bridge visible among trees at left center.
2. Contextual view of bridge in setting, from northwest end of bridge, view to south-southeast with Rawson Road in foreground.
3. Contextual view of downstream side bridge in setting, view to south along Red Bank Creek.
4. Centerline view of southeast portal, view to northwest.
5. Oblique view of southwest end and upstream side, view to north-northwest.
6. Upstream elevation of truss span, view to northeast along Red Bank Creek.
7. Oblique view of northwest end and upstream side, view to east.
8. Centerline view of northwest portal beyond approach spans, view to southeast.
9. Downstream elevation of truss span, view to southwest along Red Bank Creek.
10. Detail and contextual view of bridge and adjacent farmstead setting. Note laced vertical compression members, latticed portal strut, decorative strut bracing, and lightness of diagonal and lateral tension members. View to southeast through southeast portal from truss mid-span.
11. Detail, southeast portal, view to north-northwest.
12. Detail, lower chord connection point on upstream side of truss, showing pinned connection of lower chord eye bars, laced vertical compression member, diagonal eye bar tension members, turnbuckled diagonal counters, and floor beam. Note also timber floor stringers supported by floor beam, and exposed ends of timber deck members visible at left above lower chord eye bar. View to northwest.
13. Detail, upper chord connection point on upstream side of truss, showing connection of upper chord, laced vertical compression member, knee-braced strut, counters, and laterals.
14. Detail, connection point of upper chord and end post, showing aforementioned members, vertical and diagonal tension members, lateral, latticed portal strut and decorative strut bracing. Note also decorative fluted Classical urn atop end post. View to west of upstream side of northwest portal.
15. Detail, laced vertical compression member. View to north of member on downstream side of truss.
16. View to southeast of underside, showing paired lally columns with southeast abutment beyond, floor beams, laterals, and stringers. Paired eye bars of lower chord visible at left.
17. View to northwest along centerline of underside.
18. View to southeast of underside, showing H-beam bents of approach spans, with lally columns of truss span visible beyond.
19. Detail, lally columns at northwest end of truss. View to southwest from downstream side.


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