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Provo - River - Parkway - Provo - River - Bridge

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Jack E. Boucher, Photographer, August,1971. Gv From W.

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

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Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Provo River on Provo River Parkway
Location
Provo, Utah County, Utah
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1884; relocated in 1901 and 1919; abandoned 1969
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (DRGW)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Wrought iron, pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through truss
Also called
DRGW - Provo River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.31533, -111.65444   (decimal degrees)
40°18'55" N, 111°39'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/444395/4462961 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Orem
Inventory number
BH 45361 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Seperated cities + edited info to reflect that the bridge is now a trail.
  • November 11, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Railroad"
  • January 23, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad"
  • May 25, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed status
  • May 25, 2011: New photos from Rick McOmber
  • May 22, 2010: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER UT-14 - Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, Provo River Bridge, Spanning Provo River, Orem Vicinity, Orem vicinity, Utah, UT
  • Rick McOmber - rickvic8 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke