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Escalante Canyon Bridge

Photos 

Three Quarter View Of South Corner. View To North

HAER photos taken January 1993 by Mark Nash

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129484

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge over the Gunnison River on CR 650
Location
Delta County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Originally built 1890 at Delta by the Bullen Bridge Co.; relocated 1908 to cross the Gunnison at Read; damaged by flooding and relocated ca. 1938 to Escalante Canyon; replaced 1993
Builder
- Bullen Bridge Co. of Pueblo, Colorado [also known as Pueblo Bridge Co.]
Design
One pin-connected, 12-panel Camelback Pratt through truss, 196.0 feet long
One pin-connected, 11-panel Camelback Pratt through truss, 180.0 feet long
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 196.0 ft.
Total length: 383.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.75739, -108.25928   (decimal degrees)
38°45'27" N, 108°15'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/738152/4293421 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dominguez
Inventory numbers
CO DEL650R-2.8-35 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
NRHP 85000196 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11822 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • June 19, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • HAER CO-72 - Saxton Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com