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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken June 2001 by James Baughn

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BH Photo #108059

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Street View 

Description 

In 1966, the bridge won the first place prize for Long Span bridges from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

Facts 

Overview
Cantilever Deck truss bridge over Rio Grande on US 64, northwest of Taos
Location
Taos County, New Mexico
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1965
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Charles E. Reed (Engineer)
- Herman Tachau (Designer)
- J.H. Ryan and Sons, Inc. of Albuquerque
Design
Cantilevered deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 600.1 ft.
Total length: 1,280.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 15, 1997
Also called
High Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.47667, -105.73167   (decimal degrees)
36°28'36" N, 105°43'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/434455/4037068 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Los Cordovas
Inventory numbers
NM 6462 (New Mexico bridge number)
NRHP 97000733 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 25709 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
595

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2017: New photo from C Hanchey
  • October 7, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • August 8, 2006: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • C Hanchey - cmh2315fl [at] yahoo [dot] com