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Continental Divide Race Park Entrance Bridge

Map 

Street View 

Description 

"The track is currently owned by the owners of the Shelby Museum in Boulder, and does not seem to be readily available for use."

Facts 

Overview
Parker pony truss bridge carrying a pit road over a race track, both abandoned.
Location
Mead, Weld County, Colorado
Status
Closed to all traffic, missing deck
History
Erected 1999; Abandoned since 2006
Design
Parker pony truss
Also called
Mountain View Motorsports Park Entrance Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.23481, -104.97875   (decimal degrees)
40°14'05" N, 104°58'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/501807/4453820 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81577 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1999 (59)
Built during 1990s (595)
Closed (2,495)
Colorado (626)
Have street view (23,844)
Mead, Colorado (1)
Modern (1,869)
Parker pony truss (350)
Parker truss (1,553)
Pony truss (15,201)
Racetrack (24)
Relocated (679)
Truss (29,897)
Weld County, Colorado (6)

Update Log 

  • May 14, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added racetrack name & erection date.
  • May 14, 2018: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Continental Divide Racetrack Entrance Bridge
Posted May 16, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Continental Divide Race Park, north of Denver near Mead.

http://www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/CO/ContinentalDivideRP....

Continental Divide Raceways, South of Denver near Castle Rock.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Divide_Raceways

Continental Divide Racetrack Entrance Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by Luke

I have no doubts about the bridge being relocated here 1999.

Several tracks have relocated bridges. Most notably Lime Rock Park's ingress/egress Bailey truss and the former Bridgehampton Race Circuit's still-extant Chevron ingress/egress Bailey bridge.

Continental Divide Racetrack Entrance Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Guess your right. From looking at the photo I'd have thought that it was much older. I would avoid the contractor who paved that place. It looks at least 40 years old yet it was paved in 2000!

Continental Divide Racetrack Entrance Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by Luke

Forgot to comment Nice Find, JP!

Continental Divide Racetrack Entrance Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by Luke

This track was also named Continental Divide (After initially being called Mountain View Motorsports Park). It was at one point owned by the owner of the Utah Jazz NBA team before he abandoned this track for one near Salt Lake City.

http://www.gdecarli.it/php/circuit.php?var1=2223&var2=2

https://www.denverpost.com/2006/06/23/left-in-growths-dust/

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/rocky-mountain/...

Continental Divide Racetrack Entrance Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Continental Divide Raceways was in Castle Rock, south of Denver. I suspect that this was a go-kart track of some type.

Frontage road Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Looking at the topographic map, the bridge may have crossed a tributary of Lake Thomas

Frontage road Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by M C Toyer (mctoyer [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The aerial view shows that bridge to be over one leg of an abandoned race track or auto test track so presumably the bridge was relocated there. That might be more interesting than the bridge itself.

Frontage road Bridge
Posted May 14, 2018, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Not sure of any info on this bridge. Other then its right off the interstate and seems left to time.