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Douglas Crossing Bridge

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1936, WPA. Prowers County 28 over Two Butte Creek, 19.5 miles southwest of Holly (NR)

This is one of the finest of Colorado's WPA bridges. It has six 14-foot round arches springing from battered piers with alternating narrow and wide stones. An eight-man crew used stone hauled by teams from a nearby quarry to build the $20,000 structure and another single-span bridge 50 yards north over another gully.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel



Thomas J. Noel, "Douglas Crossing Bridge", [Granada, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 387-387.

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