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Four Mile Bridge

Photos 

Overall View Of Bridge, Looking North From Elk River

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #127636

Map 

Description 

Truss was saved when the bridge was replaced in 1989. It was moved to a hill overlooking US 40 between Milner and Steamboat Springs. Coordinates of truss location are: 40.493871, -106.955384.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Elk River on CR 42. Truss moved to hill overlooking US 40 when the bridge was replaced in 1989.
Location
Routt County, Colorado
Status
Truss resting on a hill overlooking US 40
History
Built 1900-01 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; replaced 1989
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.0 ft.
Total length: 122.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.49387, -106.95551   (decimal degrees)
40°29'38" N, 106°57'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/334281/4484411 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mad Creek
Inventory numbers
CO 107004200.90045 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 38103 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2016: Updated by Dave King: Fixed map marker to bridges location
  • January 23, 2016: Updated by Kevin Skow: Truss survives! Discovered it while driving through CO sitting on a hill north of US 40
  • November 15, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CO-60 - Four Mile Bridge
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Kevin Skow - weatherbum [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com