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Heaven on Earth Ranch Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by James R. Griffing; Uploaded under Fair Use as an education resource/for preservation as the original link is dead.

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BH Photo #502853

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Private road (former RR)
Location
La Plata County, Colorado
Status
Open to authorized vehicles only
History
Built ca. 1905
Railroad
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
Design
Pinned 6-panel Pratt through truss
Also called
DRGW - State Line Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.02757, -107.87490   (decimal degrees)
37°01'39" N, 107°52'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/244265/4101796 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bondad Hill
Inventory number
BH 50266 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added image from dead link + ranch name
  • August 7, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added alt name, remove (?) after pinned as imagery comfirms pinned connections
  • November 11, 2013: New Street View added by Brent Tindall
  • November 20, 2011: Added by Matt Lohry

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Comments 

Abandoned Animas River Railroad Bridge
Posted November 21, 2011, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Ckecking a couple topo maps, this apperas to be Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (later Southern Pacific, now Union Pacific Railroad)