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Grand Junction State Bridge

Photos 

South Spans On 1886 Bridge. View To Southwest

Photo collected by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #135105

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Colorado River on Fifth Street at Grand Junction
Location
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1886; replaced by the Fifth Street Bridge in 1933
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 740.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05431, -108.56597   (decimal degrees)
39°03'16" N, 108°33'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/710619/4325622 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Grand Junction
Inventory number
BH 41278 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • HAER CO-41 - Fifth Street Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Grand Junction State Bridge
Posted October 21, 2009, by Patricia Smith (pattyditz [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the first time that I've seen the bridge named as the Grand Junction State Bridge. Family tradition says my great grandfather rode his bike off the "Fifth Street Bridge" in September of 1902. He fell about 18 feet to stone buttment then onto the rocks below, puncturing his lungs. He died three days later. We know so little of this man. I'm glad someone actually documented the proper name for the bridge. These photos make so much more sense than the Fifth Street Bridge. Much appreciated.