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UP - Arkansas River Bridge

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Photo taken by Christopher Ness

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BH Photo #255048

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Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Arkansas River on Union Pacific Railroad
Location
Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
DRGW - Arkanas River Bridge (E)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.25295, -104.59238   (decimal degrees)
38°15'11" N, 104°35'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/535664/4233959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northeast Pueblo
Inventory number
BH 49277 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • May 29, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • August 2, 2011: Added by Robert Elder

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Union Pacific Arkansas River Bridge
Posted August 2, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I discovered this bridge thanks to Google Street View. Bing Maps has great Bird's Eye imagery of it.

Interestingly, the large Parker span is over dry land while the much smaller Pratt truss spans the Arkansas River.