National and State Register

Denver & Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Trestle

Montrose County

Bridge No. 239 formerly consisted of four spans on the Denver and Rio Grande narrow gauge line through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  

A picture of the bridge in a small crevasse surrounded by mountainous rock structures and a road going to the left and bending around in black and white.

Denver & Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Trestle 

Only the relocated, decked Pratt truss span survives.  The bridge, constructed around 1881, was one of four necessary to allow trains to traverse the canyon from Gunnison to Cimarron.  Listed under Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Multiple Property Submission.