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Adelaide Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photos taken June 2007 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #109153

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Steel trestle on Phantom Canyon Road over Eightmile Creek
Location
Fremont County, Colorado
Status
Open to one-lane traffic on a gravel road
History
Built 1894 on the narrow gauge Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad. Converted to highway use after the railroad was abandoned in 1912.
Railroads
- Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad (F&CC)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1985
Also called
F&CC - Adelaide Bridge
F&CC - Bridge #10
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.57111, -105.08674   (decimal degrees)
38°34'16" N, 105°05'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/492444/4269187 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Phantom Canyon
Inventory numbers
CO FRCO 10-224 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
NRHP 85000208 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11867 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
81

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad", "Railroad", "Rail-to-road"
  • September 27, 2007: Posted new photos

Comments 

Adelaide Bridge
Posted July 9, 2010, by James Simmons

This looks like it would be REALLY dangerous with that curve in it.