Slate Creek Bridge

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Slate Creek Bridge
Slate Creek Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 39°46′59″N 106°09′43″W / 39.783°N 106.162°W / 39.783; -106.162Coordinates: 39°46′59″N 106°09′43″W / 39.783°N 106.162°W / 39.783; -106.162
Carries Vehicle traffic
Crosses Blue River
Locale

near Silverthorne, Colorado

Slate Creek Bridge
Slate Creek Bridge is located in Colorado
Slate Creek Bridge
Slate Creek Bridge is located in the US
Slate Creek Bridge
Location Slate Creek Rd. (Cty. Rd. 1450) over Blue River
Coordinates 39°47′01″N 106°09′45″W / 39.78351°N 106.16257°W / 39.78351; -106.16257Coordinates: 39°47′01″N 106°09′45″W / 39.78351°N 106.16257°W / 39.78351; -106.16257
Built 1924
Built by Rogers and Pickard
Architectural style Parker Pony truss
MPS Vehicular Bridges in Colorado TR
NRHP reference # 85001402[1]
Added to NRHP June 24, 1985

The Slate Creek Bridge is a riveted steel Parker pony truss bridge spanning the Blue River 9 miles (14.5 km) north of Silverthorne, Colorado. It is named after the road it carries, Slate Creek Road. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1951. This rare example of an uncommon truss type was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

It was fabricated by the American Bridge Co. and installed in 1924 by bridge contractors Rogers and Pickard. It features "a poured-in-place concrete deck and buttress outriggers at the panel points."[2]

The only other riveted Parker pony truss bridge known to survive in Colorado. (The San Francisco Creek Bridge, built in 1926, has been moved from its original location).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Clayton Fraser (March 1984). "HABS/HAER Inventory: Slate Creek Bridge". National Park Service. Retrieved March 30, 2018.  With photo from 1984.