Red Cliff Pine Street Bridge
This wooden deck arch bridge was built in 1992, which was during a period of very heavy rail traffic on the Tennessee Pass Line. It is interesting that this is a hinged arch. See page for "UP - Tennessee Pass Tunnel" for more information.
Apparently after it was built, it was found that it was not quite high enough to allow double-stack container trains to pass underneath, so the east arch was notched, and reinforced with steel rods.
NBI lists this bridge as eligible for NRHP.
- Wooden arch bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad and Eagle River on Pine Street in Red Cliff
- Red Cliff, Eagle County, Colorado
- Open to traffic
- Built 1992
- Laminated timber hinged open-spandrel deck arch
Length of largest span: 74.1 ft.
Total length: 143.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.51139, -106.36889 (decimal degrees)
39°30'41" N, 106°22'08" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 13/382321/4374422 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Red Cliff
- Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
- Inventory number
- BH 11847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.6 (out of 100)
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- August 1, 2018: Updated by Roger Deschner: Update description, add photos and street view
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com