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Home > Colorado > Rangely vicinity > Uintah Railway, Whiskey Creek Trestle, Baxter Pass Road & Whiskey Creek Road, Rangely, Rio Blanco County, CO



B&W Photos
Three-quarter View Of Trestle, Looking South Toward Baxter Pass
HB229227
Three-quarter View Of Trestle, Looking South Toward Baxter Pass
Side View Of Trestle, Facing North From Road
HB229228
Side View Of Trestle, Facing North From Road
View Of Desk Of Trestle, Showing Modifications For Automobile Traffic, Looking South
HB229229
View Of Desk Of Trestle, Showing Modifications For Automobile Traffic, Looking South
Detail View Of Deck Of Trestle, Showing Bolt And Flange Holding Ballast Rack
HB229230
Detail View Of Deck Of Trestle, Showing Bolt And Flange Holding Ballast Rack


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Item Title


Location
Baxter Pass Road & Whiskey Creek Road, Rangely vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-10
Building/structure dates: 1906 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938
National Register Number: NR
Significance: It is the last remaining bridge along the abandoned Uintah Railway in Colorado. The Uintah Railway was built during 1905-1906 to haul gilsonite from Dragon, Utah to Mack, Colorado. This was a narrow gauge railroad that surmounted 6% grades over Barter Pass. Not only was the railway engineered over very difficult terrain, but it was also a sole product line. Only gilsonite and passengers were carried on the Uintah. The Whiskey Creek Trestle, while a rather ordinary pile-driven trestle, is significant in that it is the only remaining part of the railway that is remotely intact. The roadbed leading up to and away from the trestle is intact and a visitor can see how and where the railroad was constructed.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Moving Of Structures
Trestles


Related Names
Bureau Of Land Management


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF TRESTLE, LOOKING SOUTH TOWARD BAXTER PASS
2. SIDE VIEW OF TRESTLE, FACING NORTH FROM ROAD
3. VIEW OF DESK OF TRESTLE, SHOWING MODIFICATIONS FOR AUTOMOBILE TRAFFIC, LOOKING SOUTH
4. DETAIL VIEW OF DECK OF TRESTLE, SHOWING BOLT AND FLANGE HOLDING BALLAST RACK


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