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UP - Gunnison River Bridge

Photos 

View from south

Note that each span is different.

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in June 2013

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

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BH Photo #272440

Map 

Description 

Three span Union Pacific RR truss bridge over Gunnison River, adjacent to and visible from CO 92 highway bridge (BH 11824). Each span is a different design, suggesting that they may have been moved here from three different locations.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Gunnison River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Austin, Delta County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Three span through truss; each span a different design
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77672, -107.96204   (decimal degrees)
38°46'36" N, 107°57'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/242682/4296167 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orchard City
Inventory number
BH 59151 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2018: Updated by John Marvig: Bridge has Been Replaced
  • April 2, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad"
  • January 6, 2014: Added by Roger Deschner

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

UP - Gunnison River Bridge
Posted August 1, 2015, by Carl Buck (carob18 [at] comcast [dot] net)

As of 7/24/15 the river channel has been re-routed in preparation for replacement of the eastern most span. New steel beams have been staged in an open lot to the north of the highway east of the bridges. Would assume that all three spans are to be replaced. Curious what will be done with the old bridge structures.