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Arkansas River CO 291 Bridge


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Photo taken by James Baughn in June 2007


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Pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on CO 291 north of Salida
Chaffee County, Colorado
Open to two-lane traffic on a state highway
Built or reconstructed in 1959
Pin-connected, 9-panel Parker pony truss
Length of largest span: 103.0 ft.
Total length: 267.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.54632, -106.00915   (decimal degrees)
38°32'47" N, 106°00'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/412059/4266916 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Salida West
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
CDOT J-12-AK (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 11777 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 7, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • November 3, 2008: New photos from James Baughn


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Arkansas River CO 291 Bridge
Posted December 1, 2010, by Sheldon Wiens (sheldon_wiens77 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

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