Sunday, August 14, 2011

High Bridge

Lake City, Co. though very remote in the late 1800's ,was a bustling mining town. So much so that Denver & Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad finished a track here in 1889. Spanning the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River seven miles north of lake city was the railroad's highest bridge..spanning 800 ft across the river at a height of 124 was a sight to behold.

The railroad pulled out of Lake City in 1933 and the bridge was demolished. Many of the cabins in Lake City were built from this wood.

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