National Register of Historic Places in Napa County
The Swartz Creek Bridge is one of many masonry arch bridges built in Napa County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These bridges were made possible by high quality building stone from local quarries and skilled stonemasons, most of them European immigrants.
Source: NRHP nomination form.
Viewing the structure of Napa's stone bridges is a challenge. Access is often impeded by steep banks, exuberant vegetation and fences. Both banks of Swartz Creek are private property with access impeded by wire fencing.
We were fortunate to gain an unobstructed view of nearby Maxwell Creek Bridge in Pope Valley.
The Stone Bridges of Napa County