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Date: 06/28/13 20:22
Is this the same bridge?
Author: flynn

I did a search on the Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library Digital Collection for James Ozment and got this terrific photo of a bridge in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Picture 1 40% enlargement “Call Number: MSS P-3289 # 138. Title: From Bridge. Photographer: Anderson, George Edward, 1860-1928. Contributor: Ozment, James L. Description: A photograph, taken outdoors, of seven men sitting and standing at the entrance of a railroad bridge that goes over the Colorado River. The view is looking down through the bridge. Date Original: ca. 1903. Place: Grand Junction, Colorado. Physical Description: Gelatin dry plate negative; 20.32 x 25.4 cm. (8 x 10 in.). Dimensions: 20.32 x 25.4 cm. (8 x 10 in.). Medium: Gelatin dry plate negative.”

Date: 06/28/13 20:24
Re: Is this the same bridge?
Author: flynn

I did a search on the Denver Public Library for George Beam Railroad Bridge Grand Junction and the following picture.

Picture 2 25% enlargement “Call Number: GB-8103. Title: D&RG 5-span iron truss bridge #423A spanning the Grand (Colorado) River on the Montrose line at Grand Junction, Colorado. Creator(s): Beam, George L. (George Lytle), 1868-1935. Summary: View west of an iron truss bridge crossing the Colorado River on the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Montrose line at Grand Junction, Colorado; people and horses are on a sand bar. Date: 1912? Condition: negative emulsion pitted.; Title hand-written on negative sleeve, with: ‘neg file no. 291’ ‘view west’ ‘new bridge #432.52, five 147'3 ½’ through pin-connected trusses on original stone piers and abutments, manufactured by American Bridge Co, erected on old masonry 1903-1904 by contractors McCreary & Willard’ ‘argon - 3-4.5 s timer 1-2-3-5-6-7-8-10-11-13-15-16-18-20 on’ and ‘print- J. L. Ozment - 9/9/1984.’ Physical Description: 1 photonegative: glass; 20 x 25 cm. (8 x 10 in.); 1 photoprint; 20 x 25 cm. (8 x 10 in.). Source: Jackson Thode.”

Date: 06/28/13 22:54
Re: Is this the same bridge?
Author: coach

The track on the bridge doesn't look too straight...

Date: 06/29/13 15:38
Re: Is this the same bridge?
Author: upkpfan

Where is the second pic.? upkpfan

Date: 07/04/13 00:11
Re: Is this the same bridge?
Author: atsf121

Saw this bridge while we were staying in Grand Junction last weekend. After seeing this post, I tried to get a picture or two but couldn't find a good spot that didn't involve a ton of walking. It's funny, there seems to be more water in the Colorado River in the photos here than we saw last weekend. And it's still weird that this river ends up carving the canyons in Canyonlands and Grand Canyon National Parks downriver.


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