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Bridge on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

SITE OF THE HIGH BRIDGE OF THE
GEORGETOWN LOOP
FAMED SENIC RAILROAD ATTRACTION.
BUILT IN 1883-84 AS A BRANCH OF THE
UNION PACIFIC, AND LATER ACQUIRED
BY THE COLORADO AND SOUTHERN.
HERE THE RAILROAD TRACK LOOPED OVER
ITSELF. THE HIGH BRIDGE BEING
75 FEET ABOVE THE TRACK BENEATH.
DAILY TRAINS BULGING WITH AWED EX-
CURTIONISTS ONCE CLIMBED THE LOOP.
IT WAS ABANDONED AND HIGH
TRESTLE DISMANTLED IN 1939.
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ERECTED BY
THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF COLORADO
FROM THE WILLIAM A. BRAIDEN FOUNDATION
AND BY THE GEORGETOWN CIVIC ASSOCIATION
1947

(note that bridge has since been rebuilt and is in use today by the Georgetown Loop Railroad)
submitted by: JEB

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