National Register of Historic Places in Amador County

National Register #86000734: Sutter Creek Bridge 10 October 2006
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National Register #86000734
Sutter Creek Bridge
AKA Five Mile Drive Bridge
Five Mile Drive at West Marlette Street
Near Ione
Built 1910

Five Mile Drive Bridge is pre-dated by only one other bridge in Amador County.

The Pratt half-hip is a common design nationally; it was much less popular than the standard Pratt in northern California. Surviving examples are rare because many were very light pony trusses that were replaced years ago.

The structure has remained relatively unchanged since the date of construction, except for the minor addition of cross bracing in the upper chord. The age, rarity, unusual size for the type of truss, unusual design features discussed below, and the local designer make this bridge a significant structure.

Extracted from the NRHP nomination.

The old bridge was replaced, and the historic truss lies in a field beside Five Mile Drive.

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