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Rio Hondo Bridge

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Photo taken by David Johnsen

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BH Photo #310044

Map 

Description 

Originally built in 1902 over the Pecos River and later moved to this site. This Pratt truss bridge is the longest and oldest of its kind remaining in New Mexico. (From Roadside Sign)

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Pratt through truss bridge over Rio Hondo on Picacho Road (E028)
Location
Lincoln County, New Mexico
Status
Dismantled and moved to museum in Las Cruces
History
Built 1902; Moved here 1943; Bypassed in 1989; Dismantled and moved to New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum 2007
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.29882, -106.72015   (decimal degrees)
32°17'56" N, 106°43'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/338040/3574857 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tortugas Mountain
Inventory number
BH 64872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

A-frame portal (411)
Built 1902 (479)
Built during 1900s (6,789)
Bypassed (169)
Lattice Railing (200)
Lincoln County, New Mexico (4)
Lost (22,238)
Lost 2007 (313)
Lost during 2000s (4,030)
New Mexico (184)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Pin-connected (3,693)
Pratt through truss (4,998)
Pratt truss (8,732)
Rio Hondo (11)
Through truss (14,026)
Truss (31,215)
Wooden deck (6,002)

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2014: New photos from Dave King
  • December 20, 2014: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com