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Delta Bridge

Photos 

Overall View And South Portal. View To North

HAER photos taken July 1989 by David Grover

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #129451

Facts 

Overview
Lost four-span through truss bridge over the Gunnison River on westbound US 50 at Delta
Location
Delta County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Completed May 1924; parallel eastbound bridge built 1966; replaced 1992
Builders
- Midwest Steel & Iron Co.
- Minnesota-Moline Power Implement Co.
- Winterburn & Lumsden
Design
Four riveted, 8-panel Parker through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 608.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.75139, -108.06937   (decimal degrees)
38°45'05" N, 108°04'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/754677/4293267 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Delta
Land survey
T. 15 S., R. 96 W., Sec. 13
Inventory numbers
CDOT I-04-A (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 85000198 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11821 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 6, 2008: New photos from James Baughn
  • June 19, 2005: Posted new photos

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Sources 

  • HAER CO-62 - Delta Bridge, Spanning Gunnison River on U.S. 50, Delta, Delta County, CO
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com