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Old Route 66 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in January 2005

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BH Photo #143127

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Big Sandy wash on Old US 66
Location
Cibola County, New Mexico
Status
Abandoned
Design
Riveted, 6-panel Parker pony truss
Also called
Highland Meadows Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.96419, -107.16303   (decimal degrees)
34°57'51" N, 107°09'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/302517/3871208 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Correo
Inventory number
BH 43047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

6-panel truss (567)
Abandoned (3,241)
Cibola County, New Mexico (10)
Have street view (24,544)
New Mexico (179)
Parker pony truss (353)
Parker truss (1,560)
Pony truss (15,396)
Truss (30,488)
US 66 (255)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2009: New photos from James McCray
  • July 21, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old Route 66 Bridge
Posted February 20, 2015, by M K (mak_nas [at] yahoo [dot] com)

just north of the pony truss there are concrete abutments for the bridge that ostensibly preceded this one over Sandy Wash on the National Old Trails Road.

Old Route 66 Bridge
Posted November 15, 2011, by Wayne DeMunn (waynemegaman [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting story and great pics. I wonder how long ago that stretch of road was used last?