Nineteenth Street Bridge, Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO
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Spanning South Platte River at Nineteenth Street, Denver, CO
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CO-59
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-9; N312).
Building/structure dates: 1888 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1965 subsequent work
Significance: Completed in 1888, the bridge is the oldest surviving wrought iron bridge and oldest vehicular bridge still in use within Colorado. Although a once common truss type, the two span Pratt through bridge is distinguished by unusual cast-iron ornamentation.
Steel Truss Bridges
Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company
Tullock, A. J.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
2. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
3. PARTIAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
4. VIEW OF WEST PORTAL.
5. UPPER CORD PIN CONNECTION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
6. GUARDRAIL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
7. INCLINED END POST PIN CONNECTION AND FINIAL, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
8. FLOOD AND SUBSTRUCTURE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
9. SHOE AND STONE ABUTMENT, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
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