Rating:
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Dotsero Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Thad Roan of Bridgepix.com

BH Photo #101494

Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Lost Parker through truss bridge over Colorado River on US 6 (I-70 service road). CDOT replaced this bridge starting in October 2012. As mentioned on their FASTER Bridge Enterprise program project list this took a year to accomplish and at a cost of roughly $11.5 million. The original bridge was closed to traffic in June 2013 and demolished. Formerly listed on the NRHP 02001155 starting on 2002-10-15 to its demise.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Colorado River on the I-70 Service Road (Old US 6) at Dotsero
Location
Eagle County, Colorado
Status
Lost
History
Built 1934-35; replaced 2013
Design
Riveted, 8-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 275.8 ft.
Deck width: 29.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65008, -107.06312   (decimal degrees)
39°39'00" N, 107°03'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/322990/4390954 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dotsero
Inventory numbers
CDOT F-08-F (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 02001155 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11839 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2010)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 47.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2005)
160

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Bridge has been replaced
  • October 12, 2011: Updated by K. A. Erickson: Bridge is doomed
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • June 23, 2005: Posted photos from Thad Roan

Sources 

Comments 

Dotsero Bridge
Posted June 25, 2013, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Traffic has just been shifted to the new bridge, even though construction work continues, Demolition of the historic truss bridge should commence soon.