The spectacular 1925 Italian Bar Bridge in California

1925 Italian Bar Bridge is a very scenic bridge located on the boundary of Fresno County and Madera County, at the geographic center of the U.S. state of California. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

1925 Italian Bar Bridge

Located within the Sierra National Forest over the San Joaquin River just north of Redinger Lake, the one-lane wooden bridge along Italian Bar Road was constructed in 1925. It’s a Warren Pony Truss design which features a 242.1 foot length and a 11.2 wide wooden road deck. It has a weight capacity of 5 tons signed. Traffic is advised of a recommended 15 MPH speed on the deck.
The bridge offers great views from the bottom of the San Joaquin River Gorge. The existing bridge will be removed on 2021. It’ll be replaced by a boring new 22 foot concrete single span bridge. The road was constructed to ease access to Big Creek Hydroelectric Powerhouse.
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