Old James Creek Bridge
East side view
Note beautiful stone masonry abutments
Photo taken by Roger Deschner in July 2019
License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)
BH Photo #452559
This bridge is on a former alignment of CO 72. Likely built in 1927, since the other bridges on bypassed segments of CO 72 date to 1927. After CO 72 was rerouted on a new alignment, this bridge was left so the abandoned segment of highway could be used as overflow parking for a popular trailhead. It is open, but the AADT is likely about 3.
It sits on beautifully made stone masonry abutments which appear to be in very good condition.
- Concrete stringer bridge over James Creek on Old SR 72
- Boulder County, Colorado
- Open to traffic to access parking area
- Built ca 1927; bypassed 1959
- Concrete stringer on stone masonry abutments
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.08922, -105.49643 (decimal degrees)
40°05'21" N, 105°29'47" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 13/457680/4437778 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 81588 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- July 19, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added photos; bridge is actually open, though very lightly used.
- May 14, 2018: New Street View added by J.P.
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com