Rating:
No votes cast

UP - Red Cliff Eagle River Bridge

Photos 

View from Water Street

Bridge is wide enough for two tracks, though only one tracks exists. Note "Rio Grande" painted on bridge. Rail line divides into two tracks at upper left (north).

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in July 2016

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

Enlarge

BH Photo #432486

Map 

Description 

Bridge is on "embargoed" UP Tennessee Pass Line. See "UP - Tennessee Pass Tunnel" for more information about the line.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Eagle River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Red Cliff, Eagle County, Colorado
Status
Intact on embargoed railroad line
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50771, -106.37821   (decimal degrees)
39°30'28" N, 106°22'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/381513/4374026 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82433 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 1, 2018: Added by Roger Deschner

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

UP - Red Cliff Eagle River Bridge
Posted May 5, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Heading towards Gilman on the rail line that I was following on satellite I saw a lot of landslides on the tracks.When and if they use this rail line ever in the future they'll have some rocks and dirt to remove.