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Animas River Bridge


Animas River Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014


BH Photo #298380

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Through truss bridge over Animas River on Business NM 516 in Aztec
Aztec, San Juan County, New Mexico
Open to traffic
Built 1929
- Pueblo Bridge Co. of Pueblo, Colorado
Riveted Parker through truss with two Warren pony truss approach spans.
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 357.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.82579, -108.00330   (decimal degrees)
36°49'33" N, 108°00'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/767276/4079739 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Flora Vista
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
NM 119 (New Mexico bridge number)
BH 25690 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 5, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated GPS and info.


  • Nathan Holth
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Animas River Bridge
Posted March 31, 2013, by Jacob (jwoods484 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Possibly on Farmington Branch out of Carbon Junction on Denver & Rio Grande Western. Carbon Junction was a split of railroad outside of Durango, left leg went to Chama, NM and the right leg went to Farmington, through Aztec, I have a 16mm film of the Grande on a bridge that looked just like this bridge in the 1960s, line rebuilt in 1923, and wooden trestles replaced soon after, 1929, is soon after, this is a bridge probably replacing a wooden trestle.