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Location DB > United States > New Mexico > Alma > Steel Bridge
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Steel Bridge
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 Database Info
created by Jonsered on 5/22/2006 8:04 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 7/12/2006 6:01 PM
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 Overview
 Description
A large, silver supported steel bridge, of the kind common to railroads decades ago. It is approximately 550 feet long, and is situated in a grove of Cottonwood trees spanning the San Francisco River.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
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Alma, New Mexico
United States
Owner: State of New Mexico Highway Department
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • Cactus, snakes
  •  Interesting Features
    This is a very old style bridge, and very few remain in the United States. This one is also in excellent condition.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1926
    Closed: 1980
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
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     History
    The bridge was built in 1926 as part of the first paved road leading north from Silver City. It is a through truss steel bridge, and is the last of its kind in New Mexico. It carried daily traffic until 1980, when the road was rerouted. In spite of its age, it looks as strong today as ever, and appears perfectly driveable.
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     Future Plans
    It is simply being allowed to sit by the state so that people can observe the old style construction. Left undisturbed, it might sit for another 150 years.
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    Summer Getaway
    Tue, Jun 27th, 2006
    posted by Jonsered
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 7/12/2006 6:03 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jul 12 06 at 18:03, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 12 06 at 18:01, Emperor Wang changed the following: History, Future Plans
  • on Jun 27 06 at 21:39, Jonsered updated the main picture
  • on Jun 27 06 at 21:11, Jonsered made this location available
  • on Jun 27 06 at 21:11, Jonsered updated gallery Summer Getaway
  • on Jun 27 06 at 21:11, Jonsered updated gallery picture Raiings
  • on Jun 27 06 at 20:58, Jonsered updated gallery picture Raiings
  • on Jun 27 06 at 20:57, Jonsered updated gallery picture Truss
  • on Jun 27 06 at 20:56, Jonsered updated gallery picture Artsy Shot
  • on Jun 27 06 at 20:55, Jonsered deleted picture 193652 from gallery Summer Getaway
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