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Parkdale Bridge

Photos 

Deck view

Photo taken by James Baughn

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BH Photo #101539

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Arkansas River near Parkdale on CR 157 just off US 50
Location
Fremont County, Colorado
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1915; Replaced
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 78.1 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.48535, -105.39949   (decimal degrees)
38°29'07" N, 105°23'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/465158/4259743 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
McIntyre Hills
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
56
Inventory numbers
CO FRCO 303-PRKDL (Colorado off-system bridge number)
BH 11879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2017)
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: 43.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 22, 2022: Updated by Dave King: Updated status: replaced
  • August 20, 2020: New photos from Matt Lohry
  • August 9, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler

Sources 

Comments 

Parkdale Bridge
Posted March 22, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I just talked to someone from the town that was considering relocating this bridge. Unfortunately, they did not follow through with it.

I could not get anyone to answer from Fremont County to find out if it was saved or scrapped.

Parkdale Bridge
Posted March 22, 2022, by Matt Lohry

Gone. GE Street view shows a shiny new UCEB here now.

Parkdale Bridge
Posted January 26, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This article discusses possible move of this bridge to South Main Square at Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado.

https://arkvalleyvoice.com/bv-trustees-to-discuss-rails-hist...

Parkdale Bridge
Posted December 17, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Slated for replacement, available for reuse:

https://coloradosun.com/2020/12/17/free-bridge-canon-city-pa...

Parkdale Bridge
Posted August 20, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not necessarily Nick. I have seen many state highway design ponies in Indiana from the 1930's that have them. Of course these built from angles are far less interesting as the fluted cruciform ones from the 1870's-1880's!

Parkdale Bridge
Posted August 20, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

1915 getting a little late for outriggers it seems