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Near Hillsboro in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Percha Creek

 
 
Percha Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Percha Creek Marker
Inscription. Built in 1927, this historic Warren deck truss bridge spans Percha Creek, cutting through an impassable but beautiful gorge below. The bridge was constructed during a difficult project to build the Black Range Highway, now NM 152. This structure has been preserved by the New Mexico Department of Transportation and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Location. 32° 54.983′ N, 107° 36.317′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is on State Road 152 at milepost 46, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro NM 88042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller Drug Store (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sadie Orchard (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hillsboro (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ebin (Eben) Stanley (approx. 2.3 miles away); James McNally (approx. 5.9 miles away); Emory Pass (approx. 9.3 miles away); Lake Valley (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Rear of Percha Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Percha Creek Marker
Percha Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Percha Creek Marker
Percha Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
4. Percha Creek Bridge
This historic steel deck truss bridge, a Warren design, was built in 1927. It is the oldest of five remaining steel deck truss bridges in New Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 64 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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