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South Park Street Bridge


Feb 2009

Uploaded by J Triplett (jdtriple [at] hotmail [dot] com)

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

BH Photo #307573


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Pony truss bridge over Bear Creek on South Park Street in Morrison
Morrison, Jefferson County, Colorado
Open to traffic
Built 1926; rehabilitated 1992, rebuilt 2014
Riveted, 3-panel Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65417, -105.19283   (decimal degrees)
39°39'15" N, 105°11'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/483457/4389392 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
Inventory numbers
CO MORR-PARK AVE (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 11912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 23.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2014: Updated by Clark Vance: Information on rebuild and "Buy American" controversy
  • April 25, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • The Globe and Mail - Story about imported steel and possible removal


South Park Street Bridge
Posted November 6, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wasteful indeed. Its bad enough we waste money in this country demolishing and replacing historic bridges used by 10 cars a day when they could be repaired for far less money.

And its very stupid to consider the use of a small amount of Canadian Steel as detrimental to the US economy... there is a big difference between importing from Canada and importing from China. Think of the millions upon millions of dollars of low-grade Chinese steel used to replace the Oakland Bay Bridge in CA... which supported an economy across the seas that will have little return benefit to us.

Canada in contrast provides the USA with numerous economic benefits. Whether its the massive numbers of Canadians that stream across our border in large numbers and go shopping on a daily basis, or the fact that Canada has for over 100 years used steel from the United States on a very large percentage of its bridges. (the other two sources were traditionally various mills in the UK and Algoma Steel in Canada)

South Park Street Bridge
Posted November 6, 2014, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Featured in the 2014 Wastebook by Senator Tom Coburn.

A one page excerpt is attached.

Full Wastebook with endnotes is here:


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Park Avenue Bridge
Posted June 23, 2009, by J Triplett (jdtriple [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Photo from Feb 2009.