Cold Springs Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge

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Cold Springs Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge
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Cold Springs Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge is located in Idaho
Cold Springs Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge
Nearest city Ketchum, Idaho
Coordinates 43°39′15″N 114°20′55″W / 43.65417°N 114.34861°W / 43.65417; -114.34861Coordinates: 43°39′15″N 114°20′55″W / 43.65417°N 114.34861°W / 43.65417; -114.34861
Built 1894
Architect Pregram. George H.
Architectural style Other
Governing body State
MPS Pegram Truss Railroad Bridges of Idaho MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000762
Added to NRHP July 25, 1997[1]

The Cold Springs Bridge is a 208-foot, single span Pegram truss bridge in Blaine County, Idaho.

The Cold Springs Bridge was constructed in 1884 at the Snake River Crossing in Ontario, Oregon. In 1917, the bridge was disassembled and relocated to Blaine County, Idaho. It crosses the Big Wood River 2 miles south of Ketchum, Idaho. This bridge served the Union Pacific from 1936 to 1981 bringing skiers on luxury trains to Sun Valley, Idaho. In 1984, the Blaine County recreation district converted the bridge to pedestrian use. In 1997, the bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.