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Taos Junction

Photo 

Taos Junction Bridge Postcard

Circa 1920s postcard image

Todd Clark Collection (circa 1920)

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BH Photo #454267

Map 

Description 

The bridge predated the current crossing nearby, but was likely about 700 feet upstream. Even though the Howe trusses were taller, like for a through truss, the upper chords were not connected. The listing is based on an early photo postcard, so the bridge was in use circa 1920 and probably earlier.

Facts 

Overview
Howe pony truss bridge over Rio Grande River
Location
Taos County, New Mexico
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Tall, Uncovered Howe pony truss
Also called
Rio Grande
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.33760, -105.73226   (decimal degrees)
36°20'15" N, 105°43'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/434284/4021643 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86314 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Beam (14,188)
Howe pony truss (63)
Howe truss (514)
Lost (21,660)
Lost 1930 (59)
Lost during 1930s (465)
New Mexico (184)
Pony truss (15,631)
Replaced by new bridge (14,358)
Taos County, New Mexico (8)
Timber stringer (3,664)
Truss (31,035)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2019: New photo from Todd Clark