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Chicago Basin Trail Suspension Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by AZ CHAPS

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BH Photo #273608

Map 

Description 

Constructed by Sahale LLC, now Seattle Bridge LLC.

http://seattlebridgebuilders.com/wordpress/home-page/bridges...

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Animas River on Chicago Basin Trail
Location
La Plata County, Colorado
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 2008, replacing a suspension bridge that had become unstable due to age, repeated floods and general deterioration. Thought to be the third bridge at this site.
Builder
- Sahale LLC of Lake Forest Park, Washington
Design
Wire/cable suspension. Tower Height = 20 feet: Span = 105 feet: Travel Width =5 feet: Deck = Timber: Mainline = 1-1/4 inch galvanized structural strand: Suspender Size = 1/2 inch wire rope: Anchors = Mechanical rock anchors drilled to 12 feet (west); Concrete dead man (east)
Dimensions
Span length: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 5.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.63337, -107.69258   (decimal degrees)
37°38'00" N, 107°41'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/262403/4168548 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Snowdon Peak
Inventory number
BH 59434 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2014: Updated by Patrick S. O'Donnell: Added builder, one line history, link to builder's webpage of the bridge, additional design description, span, and deck width dimensions.
  • January 29, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • January 28, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net