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Rowdy Creek Bridge, Spanning Rowdy Creek at Fred Haight Drive, Smith River, Del Norte County, CA



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Rowdy Creek at Fred Haight Drive, Smith River, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-68
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1989 demolished
Significance: At the time the bridge was demolished in 1989, the north span that remained from the original 1913 bridge represented the only known example of a reinforced concrete girder type bridge designed by William M. Thomas of the firm Thomas and Post. Thomas was an engineer of considerable renown in California during the early 1900s. His fame was primarily due to his invention of the "Thomas Arch," a unique three-hinged concrete arch bridge.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, SHOWING WEST SIDE SETTING, LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST
2. CONTEXTUAL VIEW SHOWING WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST
3. CONTEXTUAL VIEW SHOWING WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
4. CONTEXTUAL VIEW SHOWING EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST
5. CONTEXTUAL VIEW SHOWING EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST
6. CONTEXTUAL VIEW OF EAST SIDE OF BRIDGE, SHOWING OLD PIER (1913) AND NEW PIER (1932), LOOKING NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST
7. ELEVATION VIEW OF UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE, 1932 SECTION, SHOWING 1913 AND 1932 PIERS, LOOKING NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
8. ELEVATION VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, 1931 SECTION, LOOKING WEST TO EAST FROM CREEK BED
9. ELEVATION VIEW OF WEST SIDE OF BRIDGE, 1932 SECTION, LOOKING WEST TO EAST FROM CREEK BED
10. VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE APPROACH TO BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH TO NORTH
11. VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE APPROACH TO BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST FROM ROAD BED
12. VIEW OF NORTH SIDE APPROACH TO BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTH TO SOUTH
13. VIEW OF UNDERSIDE SUBSTRUCTURE, 1913 SECTION, NORTH BANK, LOOKING NORTH
14. VIEW OF UNDERSIDE SUBSTRUCTURE, SOUTHWEST CORNER, 1932 SECTION, SOUTH BANK
15. VIEW OF UNDERSIDE SUBSTRUCTURE, ABOVE SOUTH PIER, 1932 SECTION, LOOKING SOUTH TO NORTH
16. EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE, NORTHWEST WING ABUTMENT, 1913 SECTION, LOOKING WEST TO EAST
17. EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE, NORTHWEST WING ABUTMENT, 1913 SECTION, SHOWING EXPOSED REDWOOD PILE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST
18. EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE, NORTHWEST WING ABUTMENT, 1913 SECTION, SHOWING EXPOSED REDWOOD PILE, LOOKING SOUTH TO NORTH
19. EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF BRIDGE, NORTHWEST WING ABUTMENT, 1913 SECTION, LOOKING EAST TO WEST
20. EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF EXPOSED REDWOOD PILE UNDER NORTHEAST WING ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTH TO NORTH
21. EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF INSIDE RAILING, SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST
22. EXTERIOR DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BRIDGE, 1932 SECTION, SOUTH BANK, LOOKING NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST
23. VIEW SHOWING HIGH WATER IN ROWDY CREEK WITH COLLAPSED SECTION IN CREEK, LOOKING NORTH TO SOUTH FROM END OF UNCOLLAPSED SECTION Winter 1931-32
24. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH TO SOUTH, SHOWING COLLAPSED SECTION OF BRIDGE AND THE BOSCH HOME ON THE RIGHT Winter 1931-32
25. VIEW OF BRIDGE IN CREEK, LOOKING SOUTHEAST TO NORTHWEST Winter 1931-32
26. GENERAL PLAN
27. SUBSTRUCTURE
28. MISCELLANEOUS DETAILS
29. SPAN DETAILS


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