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UP - Arkansas River Bridge

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Union Pacific Crossing the Arkansas River

North of Princeton South of Granite

Photo taken by John Cross in August 2009

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BH Photo #145658

Guessing at Build date and Builder 

Written by John Cross

I am only guessing here as I could not reach the bridge through private property. The bridge downstream on the same line was built 1919 by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co., so I imagine this bridge is similar but home someone can do further research and please update information.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Out of Service Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Chaffee County, Colorado
Status
Closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Riveted, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Also called
Arkansas River Union Pacific North of Princeton
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.01153, -106.23950   (decimal degrees)
39°00'42" N, 106°14'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/389742/4096849 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
South Peak
Elevation
8759. ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43273 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 25, 2022: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 30, 2021: New photo from Glenn Celerier
  • August 24, 2009: Essay added by John Cross

Sources 

  • John Cross - jcrossiam [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Glenn Celerier - celerier [dot] bridgehunter [at] gmail [dot] com