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Arequa Gulch Bridge

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Note: The following information comes from the National Bridge Inventory and has not been verified.
Overview
Massive plate girder bridge over Arequa Gulch on CO 67
Location
Teller County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2001
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 207.0 ft.
Total length: 1,212.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71360, -105.16572   (decimal degrees)
38°42'49" N, 105°09'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/485592/4285008 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cripple Creek South
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
1,100
Inventory numbers
CDOT J-16-C (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 12031 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.7 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Built 2001 (61)
Built during 2000s (621)
Colorado (642)
Deck girder (4,994)
Girder (9,039)
Modern (2,138)
Open (38,342)
Owned by state (15,027)
Plate girder (6,874)
Span length 175-250 feet (1,874)
Teller County, Colorado (5)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,733)

Comments 

Arequa Gulch Bridge
Posted June 12, 2008, by T Noorda (cdirto [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just a quick note. This is the highest bridge in the Colorado highway system to date.

Here is a quote from http://www.victorcolorado.com/thingstodo.htm .

"Arequa Gulch Bridge

Just to Victor’s west on Highway 67 you will cross the highest bridge on the Colorado State Highway system. The bridge across Arequa Gulch was built in 2000-2001 as part of a highway realignment project to accommodate the expansion of the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company’s (CC&V) valley fill facility. CC&V financed the design and construction.

Completed in just 11 months, the $18 million realignment project is one of the largest highway projects in the state to be financed completely with private dollars.

The new roadway is 1.9 miles long, replacing a 1.8-mile segment. The most spectacular part of the project is a 1,218-foot long bridge over Arequa Gulch. The bridge, which is 250 feet tall at its highest point, is the tallest bridge of Colorado's 8,479 bridges on the state highway system. The bridge provides travelers with unparalleled views of the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range.

A portion of the project also involved building a scenic pullout area that enables travelers to view the mountain range and the valley far below. These are views which have never before available from the highway. At the pullout is the trailhead for the Little Grouse Mountain Tail, a project of CC&V, interpreted by the Southern Teller County Focus Group as part of its Trails of Gold project. The trail winds up the mountain to a summit with a 360-degree view of the western and southern mountains as well as nearby mountaintops."