Pope Bridge construction. Bethlehem Pacific Coast Steel Corporation

Price: $14.95

Stock #: 824869
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Napa
State: California (CA)
County: Napa
Publisher: Bethelem Pacific Coast Steel Corporation
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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From the Darlene Thorne Collection

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Bulk Rate PAID San Francisco, Calif. Permit No. 4123 Unusual erection procedure of Pope Bridge in Napa hills, California, con- sisted of cantilevering welded plate girders over piers, then raising girders from valley floor with the aid of a guy-derrick poised on the end of the cantilever. Engineers thus avoided using falsework in steeper slopes of the Canyon. The Pope and its neigh- boring Putah Creek highway bridges were fabricated and erected by Beth- lehem Pacific. The structures which span 165-foot deep valleys were de- signed by the Bridge Department of the California Division of Highways for the County of Napa. The General Contractor was John C. Gist Co. of Sacramento. Hanging in mid-air is a 37-ton welded plate girder fabricated at the Alameda Works of BETHLEHEM PACIFIC COAST STEEL CORPORATION General Offices: San Francisco MR. CLIFTON J. BRADY 904 7TH AVE. SEATTLE, WASHINGTON MRS. H.

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