“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Pine Street Bridge


Pine Street Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. Pine Street Bridge Marker
Inscription. Third span of Deer Creek at this location. It is a replica of the single arch steel Gault Bridge (1908-1996) which replaced the suspension bridge (1862-1903) built by Andrew S. Hallidie, who later built the San Francisco Cable Car system.
Erected 1996 by Nevada City-City Council and Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus .
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 15.64′ N, 121° 1.166′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on South Pine Street south of Spring Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is mounted at the southern end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powell Home (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pelton Wheel Manufacturing Site (about 600 feet away); English and New Salmon Mine Stamp Mill (about 600 feet away); Miners Foundry – Allans Machine Shop (about 600 feet away); The Flagg Building (about
South Pine Street at Hallidie Crossing Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
2. South Pine Street at Hallidie Crossing
The marker is seen mounted at the entrance to the southern approach to the pedestrian path.
700 feet away); N.C.N.G.R.R. (about 700 feet away); National Exchange Hotel (about 700 feet away); The National Hotel (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Nevada City.
Also see . . .
1. Gault Bridge, Spanning Deer Creek at South Pine Street. Historic American Engineering Record at the Library of Congress.
Statement of Significance: The Gault Bridge has been determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the history of bridge technology in California. The Gault Bridge is the oldest three-hinge, steel arch bridge in California, and a rare, surviving example of this type of bridge construction. Designed by the American Bridge Company, the Gault Bridge was erected in 1903 by Clark and Henery, a Stockton, California contracting firm. (Submitted on February 13, 2011.) 

2. Pine Street Bridge at Hallidie Crossing. It was written in the September 1998 issue of Modern Steel that “The new Pine Street Bridge really should be referred to as an “historical replication” of the Gault Bridge.(Submitted on February 13, 2011.) 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
Pine Street Bridge Plaques at North End of Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. Pine Street Bridge Plaques at North End of Bridge
Plaque Mounted at the North End Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
4. Plaque Mounted at the North End

Pine Street Bridge
Hallidie Crossing
Previous three-hinge steel arch bridge
reconstructed to match original design
West Coast Bridge Co.
Benicia, Ca
Dedicated November 16, 1996
The City Council of Nevada City
Northern Approach to the Pedestrian Path Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
5. Northern Approach to the Pedestrian Path
Andrew Hallidie Suspension Bridge Photo, Click for full size
Searles Library, Nevada City, circa 1880
6. Andrew Hallidie Suspension Bridge
Historic American Engineering Record, Library of Congress
Gault Bridge Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress
7. Gault Bridge
Historic American Engineering Record
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 662 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Picture of the span under the roadway. • Can you help?
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