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Taos Junction Bridge


Rio Grande Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014


BH Photo #298583

Street View 


The bridge replaced an earlier uncovered 8-panel wooden Howe Truss bridge (with stringer sections) that resembled tall pony trusses.


Through truss bridge over Rio Grande on NM 567
Taos County, New Mexico
Built 1930
- Veater & Davis (Contractors)
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- W. C. Davidson (State Highway Engineer)
Riveted Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 152.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Also called
Rio Grande Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.33598, -105.73360   (decimal degrees)
36°20'10" N, 105°44'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/434162/4021464 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Taos SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
NM 5826 (New Mexico bridge number)
BH 25708 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 7, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Virginia Bridge & Iron Co."
  • October 7, 2014: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Corrected build date -added Builders
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS and info.


  • Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Taos Junction Bridge
Posted October 26, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for posting this! I've actually wondered about the filming location, as I love the movie (and several other Coen brothers films).

Taos Junction Bridge
Posted October 26, 2021, by Luis (luissanlop36 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is featured in Ethan Coen & Joel Coen's "No Country for Old Men" movie. The scene where Anton Chigurh tries to shoot a bird on a bridge.

Taos Junction Bridge
Posted November 6, 2017, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Beautiful location!