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Eagle River Bridge



Photo taken by Thad Roan of Bridgepix.com

BH Photo #101498

Street View 


Lost through truss bridge over Eagle River on US 6 east of Eagle in Eagle
Eagle County, Colorado
Replaced by a new bridge
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement, but bridge was being marketed causally by state DOT for use by private parties elsewhere. Ultimately replaced.
Built 1933; Replaced 2012
Riveted, 8-panel Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 153.8 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66018, -106.81509   (decimal degrees)
39°39'37" N, 106°48'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/344294/4391615 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
CDOT F-09-H (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 02001156 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11840 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 20, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is slated for demolition and is being marketed.
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • June 23, 2005: Posted photos from Thad Roan


Eagle River Bridge
Posted August 22, 2012, by K. A. Erickson

This bridge is no more ... but on the plus side why not commemorate it with a sign post outside a visitor's centre? And save a pile of the scrapped metal for use in art projects?


A snippet: "The new sign details the history of the bridge. 'The Eagle River Bridge was one of the first of its kind in Colorado,'"

And this: “We are using it in kind of a decorative way because it's a good way to preserve the history of the bridge,” said town engineer Tom Gosiorowski.

Eagle River Bridge
Posted July 20, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If this bridge is successfully marketed and preserved, that is great. But if this bridge is not successfully marketed and is demolished, this will be extremely stupid on the part of Colorado. This is a bridge which could be rehabilitated for continued vehicular use. And I don't think I need to point out that Colorado isn't one of those states that is bulging with hundreds of truss bridges. Actually, the NBI shows that Colorado is one of those states that has less than 100 truss bridges in the entire state.