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Dolores River CO 90 Bridge


Photo From National Register Multiple Property Submission

BH Photo #193895

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Dolores River on CO 90
Montrose County, Colorado
In storage or disassembled
Built 1952
- Gardner Construction Co. of Glenwood Springs, Colorado (Contractor)
- Midwest Steel & Iron Works of Denver, Colorado (Fabricator)
Parker through truss with riveted connections.
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 128.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 2002
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.31069, -108.88574   (decimal degrees)
38°18'38" N, 108°53'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/684849/4242402 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
CDOT K-01-C (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
NRHP 02001150 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11967 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2014)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • December 12, 2016: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builders.
  • February 18, 2011: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Street View.


Dolores River CO 90 Bridge
Posted December 12, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

To be put in storage in Montezuma County. From article:

County planners said they have agreed to take the structure and plan to store it at the fairgrounds. One potential use for it is on the proposed Paths to Mesa Verde project, a proposed 17-mile nonmotorized trail connecting Cortez and Mancos to Mesa Verde National Park.

It could be used as bridge to connect the trail across U.S. Highway 160, including to the Phil’s World trail system or Southwest Colorado Community College. It may come in handy for getting the trail across McElmo Creek or irrigation canals within the proposed trail corridor, which includes both sides of the highway.