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

Leimert Bridge

Leimert Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
1. Leimert Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Sausal Creek Arch Bridge, commonly known as the Leimert Bridge since its completion in 1926, is a graceful example of a fixed arch bridge. George Posey, Alameda County Surveyor and engineer of the Posey Tunnel connecting Alameda and Oakland, designed the concrete and steel bridge, which is 357 feet long and 117 feet high. The Park Boulevard Company, owned by Walter and Harry Leimert, was responsible for building the bridge and running the Key System streetcar line across it, so that they could then develop Oakmore-Highlands on the other side of the canyon from Park Boulevard. It spans the scenic Dimond Canyon, originally part of the Antonio Maria Peralta land grant, and once the site of extensive lumbering activities, when the giant redwoods which originally crowned the Oakland hills were cleared and floated by creek down to Lake Merritt and the San Francisco Bay.

The Leimert Bridge was declared an Oakland city landmark in 1980, and this plaque was dedicated by the Oakmore Homes Association in 2002.
Erected 2002 by Oakland Heritage Alliance & Oakmore Homes Association. (Marker Number 40.)
Location. 37° 48.722′ N, 122° 12.773′ W. Marker is in Oakland, California, in Alameda County
Leimert Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 3, 2014
2. Leimert Bridge Marker
. Marker is on Leimet Boulevard near Clemens Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1398 Leimert Boulevard, Oakland CA 94602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Voyage of the Brooklyn (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Haven for Artists (approx. 1.1 miles away); Joaquin Millerís Abbey (approx. 1.1 miles away); Poet of the Sierras (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Creation of a Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Monument Loop: A Legacy (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Japanese Teahouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Piedmont Art Gallery (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oakland.
Also see . . .  The Leimert Bridge: Historical background - Oakmore Homes Association. in 1926, developer Walter H. Leimert completed the largest structure in his new Oakmore Highlands subdivision. When finished, the Leimert Bridge, named for the boulevard it supports as well as the developer who commissioned it, was the largest single span bridge of its time. (Submitted on February 15, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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