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Red Cliff Pine Street Bridge


West side

Photo taken by James Baughn

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This wooden deck arch bridge was built in 1992, which was during a period of very heavy rail traffic on the Tennessee Pass Line. It is interesting that this is a hinged arch. See page for "UP - Tennessee Pass Tunnel" for more information.

Apparently after it was built, it was found that it was not quite high enough to allow double-stack container trains to pass underneath, so the east arch was notched, and reinforced with steel rods.

NBI lists this bridge as eligible for NRHP.


Wooden arch bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad and Eagle River on Pine Street in Red Cliff
Red Cliff, Eagle County, Colorado
Open to traffic
Built 1992
Laminated timber hinged open-spandrel deck arch
Length of largest span: 74.1 ft.
Total length: 143.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.51139, -106.36889   (decimal degrees)
39°30'41" N, 106°22'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/382321/4374422 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Red Cliff
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory number
BH 11847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 1, 2018: Updated by Roger Deschner: Update description, add photos and street view

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