Pressure-treated timber was a main element in the bridge which spans 18 feet at a height 100 feet above the San Joaquin River Gorge. Approximately 11,600 board feet of Douglas Fir weighing three and one-half tons was used. The decking was treated with penta preservative in light petroleum solvent and stained green. The deck tread was made up of 3x12 by 8-foot timbers spiked to 6x14 stringers, which are bolted to the steel bridge structure with galvanized bolts. The bridge provides a 6-foot wide passage between handrails. The contractor transported his materials to the site and across the river by a system of highlines.
American Wood Preservers Institute1651 Old Meadow Road
McLean, VA USA 22101
- Publication Date: 1972
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Metal bridges; Steel bridges; Timber construction; Wood preservatives; Wooden bridges
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00153023
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM