Gimlet Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Gimlet Bridge
Gimlet Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge is located in Idaho
Gimlet Pegram Truss Railroad Bridge
Nearest city Ketchum, Idaho
Coordinates 43°35′53″N 114°20′45″W / 43.59806°N 114.34583°W / 43.59806; -114.34583Coordinates: 43°35′53″N 114°20′45″W / 43.59806°N 114.34583°W / 43.59806; -114.34583
Built 1894
Architect Pregram. George H.
Architectural style Other
Governing body State
MPS Pegram Truss Railroad Bridges of Idaho MPS
NRHP Reference # 97000757
Added to NRHP July 25, 1997[1]

The Gimlet Bridge is a 217-foot, single span Pegram truss bridge in Blaine County, Idaho.

The Gimlet Bridge was constructed in 1894. In 1914, the bridge was disassembled and relocated to Blaine County, Idaho. It crosses the Big Wood River 6 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.