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State Bridge

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State Bridge

The lone pier can still be seen with current Hwy 131 just beyond

Photo taken by Steve Conro in October 2019

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BH Photo #458564

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Description 

In 1890 the State of Colorado authorized $6,000 for the construction of a wagon bridge over the Grand River (now called the Colorado River). The Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Works Company got the contract for their bid of $5790 and built the two span Howe Truss bridge whose remnants can still be seen. This was the first State of Colorado grant to build a public bridge and it is how "State Bridge" got its name.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Colorado River on Early alignment CO131
Location
Eagle County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1890
Builder
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas [also known as Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.]
Design
Howe through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85807, -106.64907   (decimal degrees)
39°51'29" N, 106°38'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/358940/4413305 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87004 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2019: New Street View added by Steve Conro

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Comments 

State Bridge
Posted July 18, 2022, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Duplicate of BH 11849.