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Hancock Avenue Bridge


Photo taken by John Reidy


BH Photo #152120

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Lost two-span pony truss bridge over Templeton Gap Floodway on Hancock Avenue in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1935; replaced 2012
Riveted Warren Pony truss
Length of largest span: 62.9 ft.
Total length: 190.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.88207, -104.80208   (decimal degrees)
38°52'55" N, 104°48'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/517166/4303708 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
CO CSG-H.56-11.95 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 11860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2008)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 42 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 27, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • April 26, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and info.



Hancock Avenue Bridge
Posted July 28, 2011, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

Nathan says, "There is no word in the English language to describe how stupid and wasteful this is."

Actually, there is a single word that sums up those thoughts succinctly:


Hancock Avenue Bridge
Posted July 27, 2011, by Nathan Holth

Wow, it sure must be nice to live in Colorado. While other states are struggling to balance their budget and dealing with serious issues ranging from funding our nation's schools, to filling potholes on roads, and while our nation's debt crisis is in the headlines, the state of Colorado has so much spare change laying around it can afford to demolish a bridge just for the sake of demolishing it... a bridge that looks like it is in excellent shape and at worst only needs a minor rehabilitation to continue serving vehicular traffic, and likely could serve pedestrians for half a century in its current condition.

There is no word in the English language to describe how stupid and wasteful this is.

Hancock Avenue Bridge
Posted July 27, 2011, by Andy

This bridge is going to be demolished and no new bridge will be constructed. The letting for the project is on August 4th. All the information for the removal is at http://www.springsgov.com/rfp.aspx. It's too bad the bridge is being removed but at least they are not building a UCEB, for now anyways.