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Old NM 74 Rio Grande Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Nicolas Peņa

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BH Photo #248675

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Rio Grande on an old alignmentI of Irr/Nm-74
Location
Charmita, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1925; Bypassed in 1997
Builder
- Monarch Engineering Co. of Denver, Colorado
Design
Parker pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 407.2 ft.
Deck width: 17.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1997
Also called
Rio Grande Bridge at San Juan Pueblo
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.05614, -106.08271   (decimal degrees)
36°03'22" N, 106°04'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/402485/3990717 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Juan Pueblo
Inventory numbers
NM 1578 (New Mexico bridge number)
NRHP 97000738 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 48415 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 6, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • October 6, 2014: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Added categories "5-panel truss", "Wooden deck", "Riveted"
  • February 13, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • March 10, 2011: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Old NM 74 Rio Grande Bridge
Posted April 16, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

This bridge was in the Longmire episode "Counting Coup" where David Ridges confronted Branch Connally and then escaped by jumping into the river. In the story it was called "Pike's" bridge.

Old NM 74 Rio Grande Bridge
Posted February 6, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I do believe this is used in the tv show Longmire. They call it Pikes Bridge, supposedly set in Wyoming, but filmed in New Mexico. Nifty!