"Last Run"* of the Eureka - WilliamDiehl
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The fourth crossing of the Animas River from Durango is established at Elk Park. Originally the crossing of the river was done via a steel and wooden truss bridges here. Weakened by the Spring flows of the Animas, the original crossing was abandoned in 1964. Our shot is taken from under the steel portion of the abandoned bridge, with the detail of the underside of the bridge dominating the upper righthand corner.

While the "New" (New, but built nearly 45 years ago) bridge is "uninspiring", the view behind it make up for any little bit the bridge lacks. The view behind the Eureka and train is the Grenadier Range consisting of peaks such as Electric Peak and Mount Garfield.

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