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Radium Springs in Doña 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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 32° 29.267′ N, 106° 55.567′ W. Marker is in Radium Springs, New Mexico, in Doña Ana County. Marker is on State Road 185 at milepost 15, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Radium Springs NM 88054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Grande Means Life (approx. 0.4 miles away); History in Your Imagination (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Selden Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Paraje de Robledo (approx.
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half a mile away); Rio Grande Bosque (approx. half a mile away); A Diversion Dam for the Valley (approx. 0.6 miles away); Changing Upland Plants (approx. 0.6 miles away); Paraje San Diego (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Radium Springs.
 
Rear of Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker
Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
4. Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 967 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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