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Radium Springs in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs

 
 
Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker
Inscription. This structure – one of the best surviving examples of timber and beam bridge construction in the state – was erected in 1933. The superstructure consists of 19 spans, each 25 feet in length. The roadway is 475 feet long. During the 1920s and 30s, timber beam bridges were an economical and easily maintained solution for crossing arroyos and waterways. Although the bridge no longer carries motorized traffic, it continues to serve pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians.
 
Location. 32° 29.267′ N, 106° 55.567′ W. Marker is in Radium Springs, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 185 at milepost 15, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Radium Springs NM 88054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Selden Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Paraje de Robledo (approx. half a mile away); Paraje San Diego (approx. 4.4 miles away); Jornada del Muerto (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Jornada del Muerto (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Paraje San Diego
Rear of Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker
(approx. 4.5 miles away); Fort Selden State Monument (approx. 4.5 miles away); Shalam Colony (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Radium Springs.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker
Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
4. Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 656 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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