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Old NM 65 Gallinas Creek Bridge

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Old NM 65 Gallinas Creek Bridge

Photo taken by C Hanchey in December 2016

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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Description 

can't find in NBI, the deck appears to be in good shape, by the looks of the land, it could've been an old alignment of highway 65 possibly abandoned in 1988 when the bridge on the new alignment was built

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Gallinas Creek on former alignment of highway 65 possibly
Location
San Miguel County, New Mexico
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Railroads
- Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway (ATSF)
- Rail-to-road
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.65435, -105.28860   (decimal degrees)
35°39'16" N, 105°17'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/473875/3945650 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montezuma
Inventory number
BH 69066 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 22, 2017: New photos from C Hanchey
  • August 3, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 5, 2015: Added by Elliott Johnson

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Comments 

Old NM 65 Gallinas Creek Bridge
Posted January 23, 2017, by Luke

historicaerials shows an ATSF spur here up until the mid-50s

http://www.abandonedrails.com/Hot_Springs_Branch shows a filing for abandonment in late 1936.

Old NM 65 Gallinas Creek Bridge
Posted January 23, 2017, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

That was my thoughts as well.

Old NM 65 Gallinas Creek Bridge
Posted January 23, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks like a very old former railroad bridge to me.