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Baldwin Creek Bridge


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Small wooden bridge with stone pier on CR 162 over Baldwin Creek east of St. Elmo
Chaffee County, Colorado
Open to traffic
Built 1950. The stone pier might be from an earlier railroad bridge.
Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 23.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.71361, -106.27083   (decimal degrees)
38°42'49" N, 106°16'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/389581/4285546 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Elmo
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
CO CHA162-10.00 (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 11782 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 33.7 (out of 100)
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Baldwin Creek Bridge
Posted October 17, 2006, by David Parsons (adjuster [at] arn [dot] net)

This stone pier was put in by the Denver,South Park and Pacific RR in about 1880. You missed 2 other bridges that were old RR bridges that have been replaced with "modern" bridges. One is on CR162 just east of Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and the other is on CR290 just after it leaves CR162 just west of Deer Valley Guest Ranch. Both of these bridges are on the DSP&P bed and on the original stone. A company called Model Masterpiece had a HO scale modle kit of the Chalk Creek bridge and it is the one on CR290. I remember this a a 2 truss bridge before it was replaced. The county did it to preserve their grants, not because the bridge was bad.