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Location DB > United States > Colorado > Pueblo > Pueblo MOPAC Railroad Bridge
 Name
Pueblo MOPAC Railroad Bridge
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 Database Info
created by kc on 10/8/2004 11:16 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/19/2022 2:13 PM
 Viewability
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
Bridge and abandoned rail lines. You will have to cross active railroad to access from the west. The area is known as Pueblo Junction, and most trains coming through town must travel here if they're headed down south or out east. Average speed is just faster than walking pace. Still, don't let yourself get spotted by crews on the trains.
 Basic Information
Type: Bridge
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
Lake Runyon
Pueblo, Colorado
United States
Owner: Its all mine! All of it!
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  •  Hazards
  • Bridge could be unsafe, though I didn't fall through :)
  •  Interesting Features
    Just a really cool old bridge and railway. Old RR Switches are cool to observe. The stands have long walked off. A few remaining telegraph poles have shot up insulators hanging around. Sometimes if you look in the dirt, you'll find bottle shards and bits of old broken RR china dishes.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1885
    Closed: 1969
     Required Equipment
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     History
    An old bridge and railway line, unused for quite some time. Connects to a still functional section.

    Originally built in the 1880s by the Missouri Pacific railroad, it was abandoned in the 1960s when the ATSF and MOPAC combined to a single set of rails from NA Junction east of Boone, Colorado to the joint railyard about a half-mile west of this bridge.

    In October of 2022, Union Pacific removed the final standing truss bridge and remediated the area surrounding. They also finished track removal on the west side of Fountain creek. Unknown if the tracks and switches still remain near Runyon Lake.
     Media Coverage
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     Future Plans
    Land will remain BNSF/Union Pacific railroad and city of Pueblo held, part of the Colorado Parks & Wildlife run Runyon Lake, and Pueblo City Parks owned trails bisect the area in question.
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    The bridge and railway
    Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
    posted by kc
    10 pictures
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    Bridge during fall
    Thu, Oct 28th, 2004
    posted by kc
    9 pictures


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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/19/2022 2:28 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 19 22 at 14:28, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 19 22 at 14:13, Emperor Wang changed the following: History
  • on Dec 18 22 at 7:05, Twystr changed the following: Display Name, Street Address, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Interesting Features, Required Equipment, Future Plans, Description
  • on Apr 23 05 at 5:03, kc changed the main information
  • on Oct 28 04 at 22:49, kc updated a gallery picture
  • on Oct 28 04 at 22:49, kc updated a gallery picture
  • on Oct 28 04 at 22:49, kc updated a gallery picture
  • on Oct 28 04 at 22:48, kc updated a gallery picture
  • on Oct 28 04 at 22:48, kc updated a gallery picture
  • on Oct 28 04 at 22:48, kc updated a gallery picture
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    You must log in for this feature to work.PUEBLO RAILROAD BRIDGETHWN2096212/20/2005 3:31 AM by THWN2
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