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UP - Byers Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #101331

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss railroad bridge over West Bijou Creek just west of Byers
Location
Arapahoe County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 2018
Railroad
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Design
Two pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71311, -104.23667   (decimal degrees)
39°42'47" N, 104°14'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/565429/4396194 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Byers
Inventory number
BH 11767 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

7-panel truss (372)
Arapahoe County, Colorado (1)
Colorado (667)
Have street view (26,177)
Lost (23,580)
Owned by railroad (11,908)
Pin-connected (3,824)
Pratt through truss (5,233)
Pratt truss (9,057)
Railroad (15,039)
Replaced by new bridge (15,746)
Through truss (14,618)
Truss (32,069)
Union Pacific Railroad (2,328)

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2020: Updated by John Marvig: bridge has been replaced
  • March 10, 2011: New Street View added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Byers Railroad Bridge
Posted July 7, 2006, by Harvey Henkelman

This bridge washed out in a 1965 flood. One of the spans was tossed into the creek like a toy as a result of the raging waters.