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Swink Bridge

Photos 

Overall View From County Road 24.5. View To North

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #128659

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on CR 24.5
Location
Otero County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1921 by the Pueblo Bridge Co.; replaced 1986
Builder
- Pueblo Bridge Co. of Pueblo, Colorado
Design
Two pin-connected, 8-panel Camelback Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 148.0 ft.
Total length: 360.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.02667, -103.62806   (decimal degrees)
38°01'36" N, 103°37'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/620412/4209661 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rocky Ford
Land survey
T. 23 S., R. 56 W., Sec. 24
Inventory numbers
CO OT245-2426-138 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 38231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 26, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CO-37 - Swink Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com

Comments 

Swink Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It was at one time...

Swink Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by Gene McCluney (mccluney [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

How can a "Lost" bridge be "Open to Traffic"???