Gunnison River Bridges
Pair of Pratt through truss bridges over Main Channel (east bridge) and Overflow Channel (west bridge) of the Gunnison River. In 1957, US 50 was realigned, with new bridges built then, leaving the old road and old bridges as a service road. In 2011-2012, for nearly $3 million, CDOT rehabilitated and restored these historic bridges as part of its FASTER Bridge Enterprise program. See CDOT web pages for details of restoration project, below under Sources.
- Pair of through trusses over the Gunnison River on Old US 50 just west of Gunnison
- Gunnison County, Colorado
- Open to traffic
- Future prospects
- Very careful rehabilitation completed 2012.
- Built 1926-27; bypassed 1957; rehabilitated 2011-12
- - American Bridge Co. of New York
- 8-panel Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 129.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.53338, -106.95050 (decimal degrees)
38°32'00" N, 106°57'02" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 13/329991/4266800 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 11903 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- February 7, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
- March 10, 2018: New Street View added by Roger Deschner
- July 15, 2013: Updated by Roger Deschner: Historic bridges have been saved and rehabilitated!
- October 12, 2011: Updated by K. A. Erickson: Bridges are currently being replaced
- April 26, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
- February 16, 2010: Updated by Bob Morgan: added map marker