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Town of Red Cliff, Colorado, looking west toward Battle Mountain. Eagle River, bridge and main road passing through town are visible. Photograph is hand-colored. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The concrete bridge at Wolcott, at center, over the Eagle River. The bridge was built in 1916. Railroad tracks cut through the photo, with the Wolcott community at center.
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"Big Mike" at Kent 1918. Bridge across the Eagle River visible at right midfield.
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Timber shoring under steel stringers at midspan of the Pine Street viaduct over the railroad tracks and Eagle River in Red Cliff, Colorado. One of a series of photographs prepared by Lonco, Inc., consulting engineers for the Town of Red Cliff on July 31, 1992.
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Looking north at the bridge deck at the Pine Street viaduct over the railroad tracks and Eagle River in Red Cliff, Colorado. High Street is visible in the background. One of a series of photographs prepared by Lonco, Inc., consulting engineers for the Town of Red Cliff on July 31, 1992.
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Railroad overpass on Colorado Highway 24 leading to Red Cliff. This was the route to Red Cliff prior to the construction of the Red Cliff arch bridge. [Red Cliff Bridge Construction photo 1]
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Photo postcard showing the Red Cliff Bridge, opened in 1941. A Denver & Rio Grande train is coming from Red Cliff, headed toward Gilman, alongside the very clear Eagle River. At the left is the Lover's Leap cliffs. On the right is the cut in the lower rocks for the road down to Red Cliff. At the center of the photo above the bridge can be seen the tailings from Hornsilver Mine with Butter Flats (clearing) just above that.
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Looking north at pier #3 foundation of the Pine Street viaduct over the railroad tracks and Eagle River in Red Cliff, Colorado. Man in center field is checking measurements. One of a series of photographs prepared by Lonco, Inc., consulting engineers for the Town of Red Cliff on July 31, 1992.
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Wolcott, Colorado, in September 1947. The Wolcott bridge over the Eagle River is visible at midfield. It was a Luten arch bridge, constructed in 1916, and has since been replaced. Lena Yost's father, Frank Sansosti, was the D&RG section foreman at Wolcott for many years. The railroad depot and section house are next to the tracks in this photo. The Sansosti family lived at Wolcott for 27 years. "Frank Sansosti was born in Cosenza, Italy, on...
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Notch in timber arch #3 at midspan of the Pine Street viaduct over the railroad tracks and Eagle River in Red Cliff, Colorado. One of a series of photographs prepared by Lonco, Inc., consulting engineers for the Town of Red Cliff on July 31, 1992.
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Looking west at the Pine Street viaduct over the railroad tracks and Eagle River in Red Cliff, Colorado. One of a series of photographs prepared by Lonco, Inc., consulting engineers for the Town of Red Cliff on July 31, 1992.
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Arch bearings at pier #2 of the Pine Street viaduct over the railroad tracks and Eagle River in Red Cliff, Colorado. One of a series of photographs prepared by Lonco, Inc., consulting engineers for the Town of Red Cliff on July 31, 1992.
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Rio Grande engine 5771 passing under the Pine St. bridge at Red Cliff. The bridge takes traffic from Monument St. to school house hill (Pine St.).
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Looking through the arch (under construction) of the Red Cliff Bridge downward to the lower bridge leading into Red Cliff. Railroad tracks visible. Snow on the ground. "Each [arch] rib came in six sections weighing from 17 to 22 tons apiece. The rib sections were hauled by truck from the depot, about a quarter of a mile away, to the highway bridge directly under the high line [of the arch]..." --CHD Bridge Engineer King Burghardt, in Historical...
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Lover's Leap rock formation which marks the access to Red Cliff. Hoist on the top of the formation indicates the construction period for the Red Cliff arch bridge on Highway 24 (1938-1939). Railroad tracks in foreground. [Red Cliff Bridge construction photo 2]
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Blasting to create a road to the approach to the new Red Cliff arch bridge. Railroad bridge over the Eagle River visible at right foreground. [Red Cliff Bridge construction photo 5]