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Florida River Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nathan D. Holmes

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

View this photo at drgw.net

BH Photo #369677

Map 

Description 

According to drgw.net, this bridge originally crossed the Florida River on the Denver, Rio Grande & Western Railroad. The line was abandoned in 1967.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Florida River on Ranchos Florida Road
Location
La Plata County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1887
Railroad
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
Design
Pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.21432, -107.74693   (decimal degrees)
37°12'52" N, 107°44'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/256251/4122183 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gem Village
Inventory number
BH 74328 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 5, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added circa build date
  • May 26, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 10, 2016: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Geoff Hubbs