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Variadero Bridge

Photos 

Photo From Documentary On YouTube

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BH Photo #195103

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete pony truss bridge over Rio Conchas on Old NM 104
Location
San Miguel County, New Mexico
Status
Still standing, but condition unknown
History
Built ca. 1915; bypassed 1957
Builders
- George E. Morrison
- Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. of Leavenworth, Kansas
Design
Four-span reinforced-concrete Howe pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 50.0 ft.
Total length: 200.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 22, 1997
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.38943, -104.45975   (decimal degrees)
35°23'22" N, 104°27'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/549063/3916364 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Variadero
Inventory numbers
NRHP 97000736 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44147 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2016: Updated by J.P.: added builders
  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: added street view
  • February 16, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Variadero Bridge
Posted March 10, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I finally found some images and information about this nationally significant concrete truss bridge within a fantastic half hour documentary about New Mexico's historic bridges. I highly recommend watching the documentary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebm3OjD-9z0