Glenn County Points of Interest

California Bridge 11-17 Near Butte City West Span and Main Span
California Bridge 11-17 Near Butte City Entering the Main Span Heading West
Butte City Emporium on SR 162 On SR 162 Near the Bridge
On the Sacramento River Levee at Butte City On the Levee Near the Bridge
All Photos 1 May 2013
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California Bridge 11-17
State Route 162 Over Sacramento River
Butte City
Built 1948
Rehabilitated 1961

The main span of California Bridge 11-17 is a divided Howe through truss design. The west approach is a Pratt through truss. The total length of the bridge is 4,389.3 feet The longest span is 292.0 feet.

Work was started by Johnson Western Company on the substructure and approaches in March 1947. The Judson, Pacific-Murphy Corporation was the contractor for the superstructure. Cost was one-half million dollars.

The bridge replaced the last state operated ferry on the Sacramento River. The ferry boat was sent down river to Stockton to serve as a standby unit in the San Joaquin Delta.

Adapted from BridgeHunter.com

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