The Northern Electric Bridge

The Northern Electric Bridge (HMAR8)

Location: Sacramento, CA 95814 Washington County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 34.808', W 121° 30.438'

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In 1911, the Northern Electric Railway Company, along with Sacramento and Yolo counties, built the Northern Electric Bridge. The bridge carried a single railroad track with twin motor-vehicle roadways. Pedestrian walks cantilevered from the central support structure. It had two fixed-approach spans, each 125 feet long, with a center draw of 400 feet. The 12-foot square operator's house, constructed of 4-inch thick concrete, was placed over the center of the structure.
Two 60 HP-D.C. motors mounted in the center pier opened the draw.
This river crossing structure served from 1912 until 1935 when the present Tower Bridge replaced it.
HM NumberHMAR8
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 2:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 630019 N 4271241
Decimal Degrees38.58013333, -121.50730000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.808', W 121° 30.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 48.48" N, 121° 30' 26.28" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415, 916, 209, 714
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50-88 Tower Bridge Gateway, Sacramento CA 95814, US
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