C&TS - Ferguson's Trestle
The original trestle was likely a late 1800s bridge, but the original bridge burned in 1988 during the filming of the TV movie "Where The Hell's That Gold?" when a planned explosion set the bridge afire.
The names " Ferguson's Trestle" and "Hangman's Trestle" stem from the hanging of Mr. Ferguson of Anotnito, Colorado, who was hung from the bridge for an unknown capital crime. According to the lore, those responsible for the hanging commandeered a locomotive out of the Antonito Yard and ran it out to the trestle which was the first structure suitable to hang him from.
- Timber stringer bridge over Tributary of Rio San Antonio on Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
- Conejos County, Colorado
- Open to traffic
- Built 1989 to original specs.
- - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS)
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Timber stringer
- Also called
- Hangman's Trestle
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.02544, -106.08450 (decimal degrees)
37°01'32" N, 106°05'04" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 13/403536/4098244 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 55556 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 25, 2022: Photo imported by Dave King
- February 13, 2013: Added by Luke Harden