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Avalon Dam Cylinder Gate Access Footbridge

Photo 

Library of Congress

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BH Photo #438721

Map 

Description 

Two bridges providing access to the cylinder gate operating stands at spillway 1 of Avalon Dam

Facts 

Overview
Howe pony truss bridge over Avalon Lake
Location
Eddy County, New Mexico
Status
Open to authorized personnel
History
Built 1911 by the U.S. Reclamation Service as part of Avalon Dam
Design
Howe pony truss with a polygonal top chord.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 110.0 ft.
Recognition
Listed as a contributing resource to the Carlsbad Irrigation District
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.49100, -104.25204   (decimal degrees)
32°29'28" N, 104°15'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/570270/3595107 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 83559 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 20, 2018: New photo from Luke
  • November 20, 2018: Added by Don Morrison

Sources 

  • Don Morrison
  • Luke