I believe this is a duplicate of https://bridgehunter.com/co/pueblo/union-avenue/.
vintage image of the Hop Gulch trestle
I believe this is the bridge seen in Heart’s video for “Stranded” where Nancy Wilson is singing
Geoff, the deck truss in the foreground was built by Bullen Bridge Co. in 1891 if you wanna make an entry.
Bridge is to be replaced with modern structure, as during normal high flows the river reaches the lower parts of the span. CDOT is currently looking for someone to claim current spans.
Looks like revival is moving along, and trains may once again go through the Tennessee Pass Tunnel.
Union Pacific has been using only its Moffat Tunnel and Wyoming routes for quite a while now, so it doesn't really need Tennessee Pass. The Tennessee Pass line has steeper grades and higher elevation, compared to the Moffat line. If Colorado Midland & Pacific can run passenger trains through Tennessee Pass, I'd like to be on board that train.
This article discusses possible move of this bridge to South Main Square at Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado.
Slated for replacement, available for reuse:
Yes, maybe even you could say it started on Market: https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330c...
A few pics.
The Parker-Pratt bridge pictured above is not at the location listed. The pictured bridge is just northeast of the Pikes Peak International Raceway at the division of the Old Pueblo Road from Hanover Road, and crosses Little Fountain Creek, NOT the Arkansas River.
Thanks Luke for clearing that up.
Thanks Luke for clearing that up.
Thanks Luke for clearing that up.
George, the Rio Grande was the Royal Gorge route: http://www.drgw.net/info/RoyalGorgeRoute
I see in picture #2 a Royal Gorge logo behind the Rio Grande logo.Was this a name of a rail line?
I see the Rio Grande logo on the girder.Nice touch.
Awesome leaving the Rio Grande logos on the girders.
Nice touch leaving the Santa Fe logos on the bridge.
Not sure about the National Register delisting. However it remains on the State Register, attached.
Picture shows two distinctly different trusses. I would be willing to bet at least one span came from a different location.
James, could you link the builder Martin added with https://bridgehunter.com/category/builder/minneapolis-steel-... like each iteration of King is linked?
More people are going to know it by the older name vs the post-1929 name used on this bridge.
Being used by pedestrians doesn't always mean legally open to pedestrians. :')
Closed to pedestrians, but the photograph shows people walking on the trestle. Closed or not?
Not necessarily Nick. I have seen many state highway design ponies in Indiana from the 1930's that have them. Of course these built from angles are far less interesting as the fluted cruciform ones from the 1870's-1880's!
1915 getting a little late for outriggers it seems
Considering it’s relocated, could this be an old railroad bridge? It seems to have a very similar design to this overpass in Missouri:
Floated under this one this past weekend on the Ark - pretty amazing monster
Coaldale thru-truss bridges literally few dozen feet from each other
Heading towards Gilman on the rail line that I was following on satellite I saw a lot of landslides on the tracks.When and if they use this rail line ever in the future they'll have some rocks and dirt to remove.
I have Front page of The Denver Post Jan 13 1946 with large photo of then silver bridge with an antique car. How can I submit that?
This bridge was resurfaced. The original railing is gone.
Already added: https://bridgehunter.com/co/fremont/adelaide/
I'm slowly tracking down information on the bridges.
LostBridges gives a ca. 1889 build date for the uncovered wooden Howe truss, and both the Lake City Museum and a DRGW railfan state that both the bridges were torn down in 1937
I've yet to find a build date for the steel truss, but based on this picture: https://ngtrainpics.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/RD032-D-R... it's probably from the same era and this similar bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/co/fremont/bh72121/
A Colorado-specific trade magazine gave info for the arch and a build date for the old road, though we still have no clue about who built the pony truss.
Someone needs to write a descriptive essay about this cluster of bridges, their origins and flooding.
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That's assuming, of course, that you have an account.
Right below the name of the bridge (top of the page), you should have a series of options, first one should be to upload photos. Is there nothing there?
How do I add a photo to a particular bridge? I don't see that it gives me that option.
It looks like the 1920 date is a typo and it should be 1902. I would also agree. Perhaps the bridge was rebuilt in 1902 using secondhand material, and rebuild again in the 30s or 40s?
I agree with your observation, those punched handhole style plates suggest a post-1930 alteration to the bridge.
The top chord and endpost construction makes me think later than 1920. Could this have been rebuilt heavily some years after relocation?
This article provides a great insight on the relocation process, including the "splitting" method used on trusses and girders. It makes specific mention of pin connected trusses rebuilt in this manner, such as this bridge.
Reiterating a comment from below, that's a different bridge: http://bridgehunter.com/co/conejos/costilla/
Here's a link to an article on Lobatos Bridge. It is the southernmost crossing of the Rio Grande in Colorado.
The original picture and map location are wrong
Is this possibly an old railroad bridge the company bought and reused?
Continental Divide Race Park, north of Denver near Mead.
Continental Divide Raceways, South of Denver near Castle Rock.
I have no doubts about the bridge being relocated here 1999.
Several tracks have relocated bridges. Most notably Lime Rock Park's ingress/egress Bailey truss and the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit's still-extant Chevron ingress/egress Bailey bridge.
Guess your right. From looking at the photo I'd have thought that it was much older. I would avoid the contractor who paved that place. It looks at least 40 years old yet it was paved in 2000!
Forgot to comment Nice Find, JP!
This track was also named Continental Divide (After initially being called Mountain View Motorsports Park). It was at one point owned by the owner of the Utah Jazz NBA team before he abandoned this track for one near Salt Lake City.
Continental Divide Raceways was in Castle Rock, south of Denver. I suspect that this was a go-kart track of some type.
Looking at the topographic map, the bridge may have crossed a tributary of Lake Thomas
The aerial view shows that bridge to be over one leg of an abandoned race track or auto test track so presumably the bridge was relocated there. That might be more interesting than the bridge itself.
Not sure of any info on this bridge. Other then its right off the interstate and seems left to time.
Curious to the 1935 date. Where did it come from? The latest built railroad stone arch I’ve seen is 1919, but I know the design was superceddes by concrete around 1900.
Any clue about this bridge? Seems historic, but newly relocated to this place.
In image 2 the Wewatta bridge is the one in the far distance at middle right.
Sorry, I mixed up the compas direction of the Wewatta St bridges: The C&S bridge (removed) was to the north, the D&RGW bridge (existing) was to the south.
You have conflated two different bridges here.
Images 1 and 2 are of the north* Wewatta St bridge, which carried the D&RGW main line across Cherry Creek to/from Denver Union Station. Image 2 was taken from the Wynkoop St bridge.
Images 3 through 8 are of the Wynkoop St bridge, which carried a D&RGW switching spur north across Cherry Creek to run along Wynkoop St.
(*The south Wewatta St bridge was removed. It carried the C&S main line across Cherry Creek to/from Denver Union Station.)
I am proud of this tunnel,as I was General Superindant in charge of the tunnel drive and concreting of the tunnel for the JF Shea Co INC .It certainly had its challenges.As the Dolomites rock is some of the hardest in America
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Visited January 20, 2018. Very cool bridge. A video in the nearby history museum of the 1965 flood shows the bridge withstanding the water. Amazing!
Looks like a Groton Bridge Company bridge to me.
This is exactly what I was thinking. these alterations would make sense to reduce a bridge from double to single track.
The vertical members are lightweight built-up members which I would anticipate seeing on an 1883 Bridge. The sway bracing is composed of large rolled beams which I would not anticipate on an 1883 bridge.
For a bridge that was constructed in 1883, this one is very heavy even by railroad bridge standards.
I suspect that it might have had some parts replaced when it was moved. The portal bracing and much of the lateral bracing looks a little heavy for 1883 even though this is a railroad bridge. Railroad bridges often had portal bracing replaced as trains got taller so this would not be a surprising alteration.
According to an annual report from 1883, the bridge was built double track. It appears that it was cut down in 1902 to a single track, including rebuilt portals.
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This bridge is mediocre, lol hahaha laterzzz bye
There are quite a few bridges just off I 70 in this region. Colorado built some nice state standard trusses in the 1920s and 1930s.
Old Bridge just upstream
Modern = Not Historic, Not Notable, Not interesting
This bridge is also called the "Rainbow Bridge", by the locals. It is illuminated at night.
Photos are not of the correct bridge.
The photo I had previously posted here turned out to be a picture of Tunnel 39, so I moved it there.
From the pictures, it looks like someone stole the floor system. That's not good for structural stability. Very sad...
I read an article yesterday in the Reading Eagle confirming that the Winter Park express will start running January 7th.Amtrak is reporting that the trips are already sold out.Looks like snowbirds will be flocking to this resort.No pun intended.
To be put in storage in Montezuma County. From article:
County planners said they have agreed to take the structure and plan to store it at the fairgrounds. One potential use for it is on the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde project, a proposed 17-mile nonmotorized trail connecting Cortez and Mancos to Mesa Verde National Park.
It could be used as bridge to connect the trail across U.S. Highway 160, including to the Phil’s World trail system or Southwest Colorado Community College. It may come in handy for getting the trail across McElmo Creek or irrigation canals within the proposed trail corridor, which includes both sides of the highway.
The Ski Train will resume service on January 7, 2017, running from Denver Union Station, through the Moffat Tunnel, to Winter Park Resort. It will run Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays. It will be operated by Amtrak using Amtrak equipment. https://www.amtrak.com/winterparkexpress
Replacement pedestrian bridge under construction as of August 23, 2016.
Replacement bridge construction has begun. Replacement will connect directly with I-70 WB exit ramp, allowing traffic to access bridge directly from I-70. Picture as of August 23, 2016.
Was in Glenwood this weekend and I can confirm this bridge has been torn down. New replacement is being built at this time.
Being the bridge is fairly new, it was likely designed and built to exceed new Colorado standards, which I believe are 40 tons for single-axle vehicles and 42.5 tons for multi-axle.
What is the weight restriction on this bridge
Visited in July 2016 and took some pictures. Track appears somewhat maintained, with evidence a hi-rail vehicle has been through here recently. So UPRR has not completely abandoned this line (yet). However all signal systems have been dismantled. The south portal is easily reached on a public county road, from US 24 just south of the pass.
I don't think this is the correct info for Lobatos bridge (wrong picture too, as noted above). The Lobatos bridge is one lane, wood surfaced, enclosed by the supports and black in color. I'm searching for the weight limit and bridge dimensions, so if anyone can help update the record, I appreciate it. (Picture by "abravebrian" http://www.panoramio.com/m/photo/30971042)
Nice find, J.P.!
1887 railroad bridge rehabbed and used to bypass a 1924 bridge.....