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Old James Creek Bridge

Photos 

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)

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BH Photo #452559

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Street View 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over James Creek on Old SR 72
Location
Boulder County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic to access parking area
History
Built ca 1927; bypassed 1959
Design
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)

Update Log 

  • 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.

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com