Rating:
3 votes

Cherry Creek Trail Bridge (Wynkoop Street)

Photos 

Wynkoop Street Railroad Bridge

Quarter view

Photo taken by Bob Morgan in February 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #152909

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Built in 1907-08 for the Denver and Rio Grande RR. Now serves as pedestrian bridge in downtown Denver crossing Cherry Creek at the southwest end of Wynkoop Street.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Cherry Creek on pedestrian pathway
Location
Denver, Denver County, Colorado
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1907 by the Pennsylvania Steel Company
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75005, -105.00343   (decimal degrees)
39°45'00" N, 105°00'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/499706/4400015 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arvada
Inventory number
BH 43914 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • January 20, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added gps coordinates
  • January 18, 2010: Added by Bob Morgan

Sources 

  • Bob Morgan - morgans212 [at] att [dot] net
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Cherry Creek Trail Bridge (Wynkoop Street)
Posted March 10, 2018, by Jim Eager (jeager [at] sympatico [dot] ca)

Sorry, I mixed up the compas direction of the Wewatta St bridges: The C&S bridge (removed) was to the north, the D&RGW bridge (existing) was to the south.

Cherry Creek Trail Bridge (Wynkoop Street)
Posted March 10, 2018, by Jim Eager (jeager [at] sympatico [dot] ca)

You have conflated two different bridges here.

Images 1 and 2 are of the north* Wewatta St bridge, which carried the D&RGW main line across Cherry Creek to/from Denver Union Station. Image 2 was taken from the Wynkoop St bridge.

Images 3 through 8 are of the Wynkoop St bridge, which carried a D&RGW switching spur north across Cherry Creek to run along Wynkoop St.

(*The south Wewatta St bridge was removed. It carried the C&S main line across Cherry Creek to/from Denver Union Station.)