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Taos Junction Bridge

Photos 

Rio Grande Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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BH Photo #298583

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The bridge replaced an earlier uncovered 8-panel wooden Howe Truss bridge (with stringer sections) that resembled tall pony trusses.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Rio Grande on NM 567
Location
Taos County, New Mexico
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1930
Builders
- Veater & Davis (Contractors)
- Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. of Roanoke, Virginia [also known as Virginia Bridge Co.]
- W. C. Davidson (State Highway Engineer)
Design
Riveted Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 152.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Also called
Rio Grande Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.33598, -105.73360   (decimal degrees)
36°20'10" N, 105°44'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/434162/4021464 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Taos SW
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
484
Inventory numbers
NM 5826 (New Mexico bridge number)
BH 25708 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 38.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added category "Virginia Bridge & Iron Co."
  • October 7, 2014: Updated by Royce and Bobette Haley: Corrected build date -added Builders
  • April 19, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS and info.

Sources 

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

Comments 

Taos Junction Bridge
Posted November 6, 2017, by Rhys Martin (rhysfunk [at] gmail [dot] com)

Beautiful location!