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Elson Bridge

Photos 

Three Quarter View Of North Portal. View To Southeast

HAER photos taken May 1993 by Mark Nash

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #127301

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Purgatoire River on CR 36.0
Location
Las Animas County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Built 1905 by the Pueblo Bridge Co.; replaced 1994
Builder
- Pueblo Bridge Co. of Pueblo, Colorado
Design
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 152.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.24869, -104.40081   (decimal degrees)
37°14'55" N, 104°24'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/553139/4122628 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Trinidad East
Inventory numbers
CO LA36-41-18-62 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
NRHP 85000215 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 7, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • June 27, 2005: Posted new photos

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