Train Trestle

Train Trestle (HMZ0K)

Location: Black Hawk, CO 80422 Gilpin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.083', W 105° 29.693'

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Gilpin County, Colorado
Black Hawk History
Gregory Street Crossing
The Colorado Southern Narrow Gauge Railroad (originally the Colorado Central Railroad) was vital to Black Hawk. During the late 1800's aside from rugged wagon roads, it was one of the only means of transportation to Black Hawk to cross high above Gregory Street without disrupting pedestrian and wagon traffic below.

The train trestle was one of the most distinguishable structures in all of Black Hawk. Although passenger transport by train started to decline in the early 1900's with the invention of the automobile, the trestle remained standing until 1970's, when it was demolished for lumber.

During the 2007-'08 renovation of the Rohling Inn and expansion of the Fitzgeralds Casino, remnants of the trestle footings and support columns were uncovered, including the display piece below.

HM NumberHMZ0K
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:48am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 457634 N 4405830
Decimal Degrees39.80138333, -105.49488333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.083', W 105° 29.693'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 4.98" N, 105° 29' 41.58" W
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Area Code(s)303
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Gregory St, Black Hawk CO 80422, US
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