Costilla Crossing Bridge | Taos Plateau & Rio Grande


Costilla Bridge - The Thacher through truss bridge was built in 1892 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. The Canton, Ohio based company's vintage 1882 pamphlet boasted "during the past 18 years this firm has erected nearly 4,300 spans, varying in length from 20 to 300 feet. We have completed 100 to 140 foot spans at points from 100 to 300 miles distant from our works in 8 to 15 days." One hundred and twenty-plus years later, standing solid above the frozen Rio Grande, their work speaks for itself. - Costilla County, CO
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