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Hortense Bridge

Photos 

View of West Portal, Looking East

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #139846

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Queenpost pony truss bridge over Chalk Creek on CR 162 near Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
Location
Chaffee County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1880 by the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad; converted to vehicular use ca. 1926; replaced 1990
Railroads
- Colorado & Southern Railroad (CS)
- Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad (DSP&P)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Queenpost pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 39.0 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.73354, -106.15961   (decimal degrees)
38°44'01" N, 106°09'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/399210/4287845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Antero
Inventory number
BH 11790 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge information updated.

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