Coldwater Creek Bridge, Garfield County

Built in 1920, this old girl has seen better days. Located west of Hillsdale in the very northwest corner of the county, this Queen post pony truss still serves traffic on a north-south road. Above, a view though the structure. The pin-connected truss is 41 feet in length, and together with the approach span the bridge 63 feet long.

Below, a side view of the truss span. Note that the south pier looks new, or newer. It is possible this was originally an abutment, and the creek's southward creep made adding a pier and approach span necessary.

Above, silver paint still shines in the sun in this deck view of the truss.

Below, a not-so-subtle sag in the floor beams is evidence of a hard life.


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