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Near Chico in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Gianella Bridge

 
 
Gianella Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
1. Gianella Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built cooperatively by Butte and Glenn Counties, 1908-1911. Designed by John B. Leonard (1864-1945), civil engineer, San Francisco. Built by Cotton Bros. and Co. Oakland. Recorded for the Historic American Engineering Record, 1984. Replaced and removed 1987.
 
Erected 1987 by Caltrans.
 
Location. 39° 45.155′ N, 121° 59.534′ W. Marker is near Chico, California, in Butte County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 32 and Gianella Road, on the right when traveling east on Highway 32. Touch for map. This marker is located before the east end of the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Chico CA 95973, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Semple Green (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Historic Home of Annie and John Bidwell (approx. 8 miles away); The Life and Times of John Bidwell (approx. 8 miles away); Rancho Del Arroyo Chico (approx. 8 miles away); Chico World War I Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); General John and Annie K. Bidwell Gravesite (approx. 8.3 miles away); Chico Cemetery G.A.R. Monument (approx. 8.3 miles away); United States Submarine Crews Memorial (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chico.
 
Also see . . .
Gianella Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
2. Gianella Bridge Marker
 Gianella Bridge, Spanning Sacramento River at State Highway 32... The Historic American Engineering Record for the (old) Gianella Bridge. 42 photographs plus a 30 page monograph. (Submitted on December 30, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Gianella Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
3. Gianella Bridge Marker
The New Gianella Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 17, 2012
4. The New Gianella Bridge
(Old) Gianella Bridge - View to Southeast, oblique view of upstream side of bridge image. Click for full size.
By Pete Asano, August 27, 1985
5. (Old) Gianella Bridge - View to Southeast, oblique view of upstream side of bridge
The Gianella Bridge is the oldest remaining highway swing bridge in California. It is important in local history for its relation to events in local economic and agricultural development. It is the work of John B. Leonard, one of the most important early 20th Century bridge engineers. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. - Historical American Engineering Record (1985)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 562 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on December 30, 2012. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   5. submitted on December 30, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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