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Commercial Street Bridge

Photos 

Overall View Of Bridge, Looking East

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #127275

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span Luten arch bridge over Purgatoire River on Commercial Street in Trinidad.
Location
Trinidad, Las Animas County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1905; replaced 1990
Builder
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Two-span closed-spandrel Luten concrete arch.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 176.0 ft.
Deck width: 45.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.17222, -104.50694   (decimal degrees)
37°10'20" N, 104°30'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/543771/4114091 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trinidad West
Inventory number
BH 38034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 8, 2009: Updated by Rick Mattioni: Bridge description updated.
  • November 7, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CO-53 - Commercial Street Bridge, Spanning Purgatoire River on Commercial Street, Trinidad, Las Animas County, CO
  • Rick Mattioni