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Rio Puerco Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Ron Brown in Feb 2004

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BH Photo #127206

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over the Rio Puerco on the frontage road (formerly US 66) at exit 140 on IH-40
Location
Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1933; remodeled 1957; bypassed 1999
Builders
- F.D. Shufflebarger of Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Kansas City Structural Steel Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Riveted, 10-panel Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 15, 1997
Also called
NMSHTD #2530
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.03351, -106.94213   (decimal degrees)
35°02'01" N, 106°56'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/322838/3878482 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
La Mesita Negra
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
833
Inventory numbers
NRHP 97000735 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
NM 2530 (New Mexico bridge number)
BH 38029 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 1999)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 44.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 4, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • July 18, 2011: New photos from Ed Hollowell
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • April 15, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • August 1, 2009: Updated by James McCray: added gps coordinates
  • December 5, 2008: New photo from Gene McCluney
  • November 6, 2008: Added by Ron Brown

Sources 

Comments 

Rio Puerco Bridge
Posted January 17, 2018, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Beautiful sunset on our Revive 66 Roadshow.

Rio Puerco Bridge
Posted January 16, 2018, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I must say I've always found the 1999 replacement date on the sign a little confusing. On a rt. 66 trip in the fall of 2000 I made a video of myself and a friend crossing this bridge while the new bridge was still under construction.

Rio Puerco Bridge
Posted September 22, 2013, by Steve Vaughn (stephen [dot] vaughn [at] att [dot] net)