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EAU Arvada Bridge

Photos 

View Looking West Toward East Web

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #309507

Map 

Description 

The Arvada Bridge is a pin connected Parker Through truss and one of only two examples remaining of its type in the State. It is one of the most significant of Wyoming's early bridges.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

The Arvada Bridge is a single span, steel pin connected eight panel Parker Through Truss. The span length is 160 feet with a roadway width at 15 feet, 6 inches. The deck is steel with timber stringers and decking.

The abutments are concrete full retaining. Top chords are two channels with cover plate and lacing; bottom chords are rectangular eyebolts; verticals are two channels with lacing; diagonals are paired eyebolts, angle and round rod sway bracing and angle struts and guardrail. (HAER)

Facts 

Overview
Parker through truss bridge over Powder River
Location
Sheridan County, Wyoming
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1917, replaced 1990
Builder
- Monarch Engineering Co. of Denver, Colorado
Design
8-panel pin connected Parker through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 160.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 22, 1985
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.65066, -106.13080   (decimal degrees)
44°39'02" N, 106°07'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/410335/4944766 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Arvada
Inventory numbers
NRHP 85000433 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 64428 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2015: Updated by Elliott Johnson: this bridge has been replaced
  • December 6, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER WY-66 - Arvada Bridge, Spanning Power River on County Road No. 38, Arvada, Sheridan County, WY
  • Elliott Johnson - elliottsgon15 [at] hotmail [dot] com