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Home > Colorado > Waterton vicinity > Denver & Rio Grande Rockwork, East of South Platte, Waterton, Jefferson County, CO



B&W Photos
Rockwork Approximately 6 Of A Mile Upstream From Keystone Bridge
HB226812
Rockwork Approximately 6 Of A Mile Upstream From Keystone Bridge
Rockwork On North Bank Of S
HB226813
Rockwork On North Bank Of S
Rockwork On The North Bank Of The S
HB226814
Rockwork On The North Bank Of The S
Rockwork On North Bank Of The S
HB226815
Rockwork On North Bank Of The S
Rockwork On The North Bank Of S
HB226816
Rockwork On The North Bank Of S
Rockwork On North Bank Of S
HB226817
Rockwork On North Bank Of S
Rockwork On North Bank Of S
HB226818
Rockwork On North Bank Of S


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Item Title


Location
East of South Platte, Waterton vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-14
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Significance: Intermittent sections of railbed with some Rockwork. No track was laid. The right of way was intended to compete with Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad in order to gain access through Canyon. It is an interesting example of 19th century masonry work in Western America.

Subjects
Masonry
Rock Formations
Immigrants


Related Names
Denver & Rio Grand Railway
U.S. Forest Service


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Rockwork approximately 6 of a mile upstream from Keystone Bridge. View looking south from a distance of 50 feet.
2. Rockwork on north bank of S. Platte River located 2.1 miles upstream from the Keystone Bridge. View looking northwest at a distance of 30 feet.
3. Rockwork on the north bank of the S. Platt River. Located approximately 2.3 miles upstream from Keystone Bridge.
4. Rockwork on north bank of the S. Platte River. Located approximately 2.4 miles upstream from KeysTone Bridge and about 30 feet above river. View looking northwest from 70 fee.
5. Rockwork on the north bank of S. Platte River located approximately 5 of a mile downstream from Deansbury Bridge. View looking northwest from a distance of 50 feet.
6. Rockwork on north bank of S. Platte River. View looking northeast from a distance of 50 feet.
7. Rockwork on north bank of S. Platte River located approximately .3 of a mile downstream from the Deansbury Bridge. View looking northwest from a distance of 30 feet.


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