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Peaceful Valley Road Bridge

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Peaceful Valleu Road Bridge Deck View

Looking south

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in July 2019

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #452477

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Description 

This concrete tee beam bridge is on a former alignment of CO 72, now called Peaceful Valley Road (CR 103). This road through the settlement of Peaceful Valley was bypassed by a new alignment of CO 72, with its own new bridge, in 1959. Though this is a rural area, Middle Saint Vrain Creek forms the corporate limit here of the town of Allenspark. There is a US benchmark medallion on the southeast endpost indicating elevation 8290.10', and a county benchmark on the southwest endpost that simply says "10".

This bridge is in an especially scenic area on the Peak-to-Peak Highway.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete stringer bridge over Middle Saint Vrain Creek on Peaceful Valley Road (current CR 103, former CO 72)
Location
Allenspark, Boulder County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927; CO 72 bypassed this bridge in 1959
Design
Concrete tee beam with stone abutments
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 29.2 ft.
Total length: 35.4 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Skew angle
22 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13609, -105.49207   (decimal degrees)
40°08'10" N, 105°29'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/458080/4442978 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
8290 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2016)
126
Inventory numbers
CO BC-103-4.0-MSV (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 85976 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 18, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added with photos

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com