Gilpin County, Colorado
Black Hawk History
Gregory Street Crossing
The Colorado Southern Narrow Gauge Railroad (originally the Colorado Central Railroad) was vital to Black Hawk. During the late 1800ís aside from rugged wagon roads, it was one of the only means of transportation to Black Hawk to cross high above Gregory Street without disrupting pedestrian and wagon traffic below.
The train trestle was one of the most distinguishable structures in all of Black Hawk. Although passenger transport by train started to decline in the early 1900ís with the invention of the automobile, the trestle remained standing until 1970ís, when it was demolished for lumber.
During the 2007-í08 renovation of the Rohling Inn and expansion of the Fitzgeralds Casino, remnants of the trestle footings and support columns were uncovered, including the display piece below.
Location. 39° 48.083′ N, 105° 29.693′ W. Marker is in Black Hawk, Colorado, in Gilpin County. Marker is at the intersection of Gregory Street and Selack Street on Gregory Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Gregory Street, Black Hawk CO 80422, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birdís-eye view of Black Hawk (about
Also see . . . Colorado Central Railroad - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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