Sacramento River Water Treatment Plant Intake Pier & Access Bridge, Spanning Sacramento River approximately 175 feet w, Sacramento, Sacramento County, CA
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Spanning Sacramento River approximately 175 feet w, Sacramento, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-324
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N974).
Building/structure dates: 1921 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 2000 subsequent work
Significance: The Sacramento Water Treatment Plant Intake Pier and Access Bridge was constructed between 1921 and 1923 as a component of the Sacramento Water Filtration Plant. Designed in a Spanish Revival influenced style, the Intake Pier draws water from the Sacramento River and carries it through a conduit to the main complex of the plant, where the water is then purified. When first constructed the filtration plant was the most modern facility in the west and utilized a new technique in water purification known as sand filtration.
Water Treatment Plants
Henry, William P.
Williamson, Dr. N. E.
Grunsky, C. E.
Dean, Charles F.
Dean, James S.
Hyde & Wilhelm
Dewey, William B., Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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