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Dewey Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #126350

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
wire suspension bridge over Colorado River on UT 128
Location
Grand County, Utah
Status
Wood portions Destroyed by fire on April 6, 2008
Future prospects
Discussions ongoing regarding possible funding of restoration
History
Built 1915-16 by the Midland Bridge Co.; wood portions destroyed by fire on April 6, 2008
Builder
- Midland Bridge Co. of Kansas City, Missouri
Design
Wire suspension with double intersection warren pony truss wood elements (similar to another bridge in Utah)
Dimensions
Total length: 503.2 ft.
Deck width: 8.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 1984
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.81183, -109.30311   (decimal degrees)
38°48'43" N, 109°18'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/647329/4297263 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dewey
Inventory numbers
NRHP 84002179 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36452 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • April 19, 2014: New photos from Steve Conro
  • May 30, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • March 7, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added streetview, removed "lost" designation
  • July 31, 2009: New photo from Craig Philpott
  • October 17, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey
  • April 12, 2008: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Dewey Bridge
  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER UT-79 - Dewey Bridge, Spanning Colorado River at State Highway 128, Cisco vicinity, Utah County, UT
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net

Comments 

Dewey Bridge
Posted October 2, 2016, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
Dewey Bridge
Posted October 1, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I found this article describing the incident:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/colorado-family-feels-remorse...

If someone has the time, could the transfer the text and image here (providing credit) so we have it in case the link goes bad.

Regards,

Art S.

Dewey Bridge
Posted January 29, 2009, by Kim Harvey

It wasn't torn down, a child playing with matches accidentally burned it down.

Dewey Bridge
Posted January 29, 2009, by Norene (twoolfarts [at] gotsky [dot] com)

WHY DID THEY TEAR IT DOWN? I DROVE BY THERE YESTERDAY (1-28-2009 AND IT'S GONE.