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Linden Avenue Bridge, Spanning Purgatoire River on Linden Avenue, Trinidad, Las Animas County, CO



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B&W Photos

HB231046
Overall View Of Southwest Web, Southeast Span, Looking Southeast

HB231047
Overall View Of Northeast Web, Southeast Span, Looking Upstream To The Southwest

HB231048
Overall View Of Southwest Web, Southeast Span, Looking Downstream To The Northeast

HB231049
View Of North Portal, Looking Southeast

HB231050
View Of South Portal, Looking Northwest

HB231051
Detail View Of Top Lateral Bracing, Southeast Span, Looking Northwest

HB231052
Detail View Of Northwest Web Of The Southeast Span, Showing Deck, Bracing And Panel, Looking Northeast

HB231053
View Of North Abutment, Looking Northwest

HB231054
View Of South Abutment, Looking Southwest

HB231055
View Of Central Pier Abutment, Looking Southwest

HB231056
View Of Subdivided Mid Panel Point Of The Webbing, Northeast Web, Southeast Span, Looking Northeast

HB231057
View Of Lower Chord, Showing Vertical Web Member Connection, Northeast Web, Looking Southwest

HB231058
View Of Top Chord Connection, Showing Diagonal And Vertical Web Members And Top Lateral Bracing, Southeast Span, Looking Northeast

HB231059
View Of Bottom Lateral Bracing With Stringers And Floor Beams, Northwest Span, Looking Northwest


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Purgatoire River on Linden Avenue, Trinidad, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-54
Building/structure dates: 1912 initial construction
Significance: Erected by one of Colorado's more important early bridge contracting firms, the bridge was one of the longest trussed vehicular crossings in the state. It two spans which make up the bridge are notable as early rigid-connected examples of the Pennsylvania through truss, a configuration which later became something of a standard design for highway bridges in Colorado.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Moving Of Structures
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Patterson-Burghardt Construction Company
Hansel-Elcock


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTHWEST WEB, SOUTHEAST SPAN, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
2. OVERALL VIEW OF NORTHEAST WEB, SOUTHEAST SPAN, LOOKING UPSTREAM TO THE SOUTHWEST
3. OVERALL VIEW OF SOUTHWEST WEB, SOUTHEAST SPAN, LOOKING DOWNSTREAM TO THE NORTHEAST
4. VIEW OF NORTH PORTAL, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. VIEW OF SOUTH PORTAL, LOOKING NORTHWEST
6. DETAIL VIEW OF TOP LATERAL BRACING, SOUTHEAST SPAN, LOOKING NORTHWEST
7. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTHWEST WEB OF THE SOUTHEAST SPAN, SHOWING DECK, BRACING AND PANEL, LOOKING NORTHEAST
8. VIEW OF NORTH ABUTMENT, LOOKING NORTHWEST
9. VIEW OF SOUTH ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
10. VIEW OF CENTRAL PIER ABUTMENT, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
11. VIEW OF SUBDIVIDED MID PANEL POINT OF THE WEBBING, NORTHEAST WEB, SOUTHEAST SPAN, LOOKING NORTHEAST
12. VIEW OF LOWER CHORD, SHOWING VERTICAL WEB MEMBER CONNECTION, NORTHEAST WEB, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
13. VIEW OF TOP CHORD CONNECTION, SHOWING DIAGONAL AND VERTICAL WEB MEMBERS AND TOP LATERAL BRACING, SOUTHEAST SPAN, LOOKING NORTHEAST
14. VIEW OF BOTTOM LATERAL BRACING WITH STRINGERS AND FLOOR BEAMS, NORTHWEST SPAN, LOOKING NORTHWEST


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