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Old 06-09-2009, 01:00 PM   #1
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Interesting find on USGS topo map!

So I was looking at USGS maps around Spanish Fort for interesting things to see on my next trip up that way and look what I found.

Yes that says footbridge. Over the Red River.

Some further goggling lead me to this interesting page about 'lost places' around nocona, it's a recommended read and has some places that I've now gotta find. Chimney Rock chiefly. http://www.noconacn.net/NCN/lostplac...20Red%20River:

Sadly there isn't much left as pictued below, but still I'd loved to have been able to walk over the red river


There's also a another 'burned out' bridge just to the southwest that I've added to my "To Visit" waypoints list.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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Re: Interesting find on USGS topo map!

BONUS ROUND!
Here's a gpx with the two bridges listed, for anyone interested.
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/864351/Mo...allingDown.gpx
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Re: Interesting find on USGS topo map!

Is the footbridge near Burned Out Bridge Road? I was trying to find it on Google Maps.
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Re: Interesting find on USGS topo map!

Okay, I think I found it on Google Maps:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...03567&t=h&z=18
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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Re: Interesting find on USGS topo map!

I popped my gpx file into gpsvisualizer.com, and I think this is it, could be either one really. One way to find out for sure though
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/display...52.218.55.html
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:56 PM   #6
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Re: Interesting find on USGS topo map!

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Sadly there isn't much left as pictued below, but still I'd loved to have been able to walk over the red river
Not trying to be "smart", but you can go west to Palo Duro Canyon and step across it...
I was much younger when I got the chance, but still remember being able to cross a river with one step.
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Re: Interesting find on USGS topo map!

Burned Out Bridge Road.

I don't see the bridge supports in this view, nor can I make out any road bed to that bridge.
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