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Old US 180 Bridge

Photos 

Overview

http://www.youngsphotogallery.com/Man%20Made.html

View this photo at youngsphotogallery.com

BH Photo #195044

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The bridge contains a sign reading:

THIS BRIDGE, CONSTRUCTED IN 1926 IS AN EXAMPLE OF A STEEL THROUGH-TRUSS BRIDGE. IT HAS BEEN LEFT IN PLACE BY THE NEW MEXICO HIGHWAY DEPT. AS A HISTORICAL ENGINEERING SITE.

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over San Francisco River on an old alignment of US 180
Location
Catron County, New Mexico
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Built 1926; Left in-place by New Mexico Highway Dept.
Design
Parker through truss
Also called
San Francisco River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.45254, -108.92519   (decimal degrees)
33°27'09" N, 108°55'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/692840/3703382 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alma
Inventory number
BH 48399 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1926 (648)
Built during 1920s (8,751)
Catron County, New Mexico (4)
Closed (2,405)
Have street view (22,042)
New Mexico (170)
Parker through truss (1,165)
Parker truss (1,519)
Preserved (1,057)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,433)

Update Log 

  • January 3, 2017: Updated by C Hanchey: Bridge was built in 1926 and left abandoned in-place by the New Mexico Hwy Dept
  • March 9, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old US 180 Bridge
Posted May 16, 2014, by Steven B Conrad (sbconrad23 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I have visited this area since 1990. The bridge looks much the same but has shown some aging. Any idea what year it was built?

Old US 180 Bridge
Posted March 9, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

What is odd about this bridge is for some reason it is noted on USGS Topographical maps as "Historical Bridge" It is rare that a bypassed bridge is noted on such a map.