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Ballard & Thompson - Bridge #5

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Photo taken by Steve Conro in April 2014

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BH Photo #282803

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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 Sego Canyon 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)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.03133, -109.70421   (decimal degrees)
39°01'53" N, 109°42'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/612156/4321051 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sego Canyon
Inventory number
BH 60775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2014: Added by Steve Conro

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