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Ballard & Thompson - Bridge #4

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2014

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BH Photo #282802

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Description 

The Ballard & Thompson was constructed in 1911-1912 by the American Fuel Company from the Denver & Rio Grande Utah desert mainline at Thompson, Utah (otherwise known as Thompson Springs or Thompson's Spring at various points in history), north up Thompson and Sego canyons to a coal mine. The line was a 5.25 mile standard gauge branch, consisting of 3.3 miles of light 45-57 pound rail and the rest of 65 pound, and having grades as steep as 4%. Source: http://www.drgw.net/info/BallardAmpThompson

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bridge over Thompson Wash on Abandoned Ballard & Thompson Rr
Location
Grand County, Utah
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1911
Railroads
- Ballard & Thompson Railroad (B&T)
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
Design
Timber stringer
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.02264, -109.71162   (decimal degrees)
39°01'22" N, 109°42'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/611529/4320078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sego Canyon
Inventory number
BH 60774 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2014: Added by Steve Conro

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