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Prowers Bridge

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Photo taken by James Baughn

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Five-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on CR 34
Location
Bent County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1994, now closed to all traffic
History
First built as a timber bridge in 1900 by the Kansas City Bridge Co. Truss spans added by the Pueblo Bridge Co. in 1902, 1906, 1909, and 1921
Builder
- Pueblo Bridge Co. of Pueblo, Colorado
Design
From north to south:
One 5-panel Pratt pony truss, built 1921
Three 9-panel Camelback Pratt through trusses, built 1909
One 6-panel Pratt through truss, built 1902
One 6-panel Pratt through truss, built 1906
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.09364, -102.76747   (decimal degrees)
38°05'37" N, 102°46'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/695772/4218558 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Prowers
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85000189 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

9-panel truss (130)
Abandoned (3,241)
Arkansas River (102)
Bent County, Colorado (5)
Built 1902 (453)
Built during 1900s (6,623)
Camelback truss (319)
Colorado (639)
NR-listed (2,858)
Pin-connected (3,634)
Pueblo Bridge Co. (21)
Through truss (13,562)
Truss (30,505)

Comments 

Prowers Bridge
Posted August 9, 2011, by Kirk Sniff (kirk [dot] sniff [at] strasburger [dot] com)

As a young child in the 1960's my school bus crossed the Prowers Bridge twice a day on the way to and the way back from school in the little town of McClave, Colorado. The bridge was one lane and seemed very rickety and scary but still survived the great floods of 1921 and 1965.

Prowers Bridge
Posted January 25, 2010, by Doris (mdbaublits [at] rural-com [dot] com)

My Grandparents lived in Prowers, CO in 1903-1905, they had relation in Granada,CO, Kansas, and Rocky Ford, CO so I can just imagine them going across the Prowers Bridge many times in a horse and buggy.