One of the signature features, for me anyway, in Carpinteria is the 100 foot deck girder bridge across Carpinteria Creek. It is actually two 50 foot spans with a pier in the middle. The creek is just east of town and is easily visible from Carpinteria State Beach Park. Here is a photo of the bridge.
The track curves just a little as it comes into town on the layout so I have a slight curve on the bridge spans.
I have done some initial preparation for the creek and will add water and foliage soon.
Check back for part 2, hopefully within a couple months.