Saturday, November 19, 2011

Utah's Bridges: SR-24 Freemont River Bridge

May 2006 (38.289 Degrees, -111.228 Degrees) Freemont River Bridge
State Route 24 Fremont River Bridge was built in 1960. It is a 80 ft long, three span continuous concrete haunched T girder bridge on a 30 degree skew. It has a 50 ft long span across the river and 15 ft long end spans. This bridge carries 425 vehicles a day on two traffic lanes and has a sufficiency rating of 81.2. The color of the concrete matches the sculpted sandstone cliffs and the steel railing gives the bridge an attractive, modern appearance.

The Freemont River flows from the Wasatch Plateau southwest for 95 miles to Muddy Creek near Hanksville where it turns into Dirty Devil Creek. It was named after the explorer John Charles Fremont.

State Route 24 is a 164 mile long scenic highway that connects I-70 near Green Valley to US-50 near Salina. The road was added to the state highway system in 1910.
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