Posted by Scott McClarrinon on February 27, 2009 
A super, historic photo of sorts (despite it being "only" 27 years ago). Much has changed. Was just showing this photo to a coworker who recalls going over this very same bridge numerous times and feeling uneasy about it!
Posted by Michael Richmond on February 27, 2009 
Very pretty!
Posted by Nscalemike on February 27, 2009 
Another striking image, albeit muted colors from the southwest of the USA...
Posted by Charles Freericks on February 27, 2009 
Very nice image... thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Posted by on February 27, 2009 
Great shot! Love the winter colors...something different than the usual southwest brightness. Is that your truck on the other side of the bridge?
Posted by Marty Bernard on February 28, 2009 
Cris, I'm loving this long series of Rio Grande photos you are posting. Thanks.
Posted by tsched on February 28, 2009 
Sweet photo! Love the setting and the classic freight scheme.
Posted by RW Lehman on February 28, 2009 
I thought that you might be interested in a little history of this location. I was a member of the design team for CDOT on the design of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon from 1976 thru 1992. This ranch is a sheep ranch owned by the Bair family and they summer their sheep north of the canyon in the Flat Tops Range and then winter their sheep on the south side of the canyon in the Cottonwoods area and to also ship to Utah for the winter. They used this cable suspension bridge to take their sheep across the Colorado River to their summer and winter ranges and to the rail loading chutes. A couple of years before this photo was taken as their sheep were crossing the bridge, one of the cables broke and dumped some of the sheep into the river, along with Mr. Bairís daughter, whom all drowned. The currant bridge was repaired temporarily to gain foot access to the ranch on the south side until we built them a new concrete bridge structure during the I-70 construction and Bair Ranch Rest Area and Interchange. The new bridge was built narrower than normal so as to prevent them from selling the ranch and to prevent any tourist development from occurring on the south side of the river.
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