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DRGW - Elk Park Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Tom

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BH Photo #249305

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Abandoned Railroad
Location
San Juan County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge, but left standing,
History
Built 1884; Damaged in a flood in 1964, requiring a new bridge.
Railroad
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
Design
Pratt through truss & 3 wooden pony trusses. The three pony truss spans are skewed. The first & last panels of the main span are skewed, but the center section is not
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.0 ft.
Total length: 305.0 ft.
Skew angle
30 degrees
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.71626, -107.65289   (decimal degrees)
37°42'59" N, 107°39'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/266167/4177646 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Snowdon Peak
Elevation
8840 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 55527 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 2, 2017: New photos from Daniel Barnes
  • March 31, 2013: Updated by Jacob: History was updated.
  • February 18, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • February 15, 2013: Updated by Jann Mayer: Added length and skew information
  • February 12, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Daniel Barnes