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    Dewey Bridge - gone!

    Check it here....Dewey Bridge burns.

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    No Way! Two of my close coworkers are Moab locals and they didn't believe me when I told them.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    The photos in the other post are unreal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    The photos in the other post are unreal.
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    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    I feel bad for saying this but I really can't help but to think of Monkey Wrench Gang.

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    Good call on Abbey, but I bet the Monkey Wrench Gang had better taste than to burn down a historic bridge. My last ride on Kokopelli was 8 or 9 years ago, but I remember seeing the Dewey Bridge. It was a sweet milestone on the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by do-a-wheelie
    Good call on Abbey, but I bet the Monkey Wrench Gang had better taste than to burn down a historic bridge.
    ...nor do I think a seven year old is cognoscente on the works of Abbey.

    Still quite sad.

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    Son of a beech. We come across that on the kokopelli. Bastard

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    That sucks.

    A tribute





    Last edited by lidarman; 04-07-2008 at 06:20 PM.

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    I have been planning my first Kokopelli ride for May and virtually every description of the trip mentions the Dewey Bridge. Lots of pictures too.
    That bridge had soul.

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    thanks for the perspective lidarman, seems a noble and iconic structure.

    I wonder if they can rebuild it?

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    Some pix after Top of the World a couple years ago.
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    A few more.
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    ok, restored in 2000, while this is a tragedy hopefully they will restore it again.


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    Doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
    ok, restored in 2000, while this is a tragedy hopefully they will restore it again.

    I highly doubt we'll see the bridge again. What was done in 2000 was to refurbish the existing structure, not rebuild it from scratch. Now the whole thing is history. The money to do the 2000 refurb was due to being on the National Register of Historic Places. Unless there was some kind of insurance, Grand County isn't going to be able to come up with the Million$ it would take to rebuild it.

    While it was a nice piece of the Kokopelli trail, it doesn't cause any issues with the trail, since the Highway 128 bridge is right there.

    Ironically, the pedestrian bridge over the Colorado next to the Highway 191 bridge in Moab is almost finished.

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    Sue the family. I'd love to see that bridge again.

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    Dang

    Man, I kept passing on taking photos of that bridge because I never had good light. Now I really regret it.

    Damn kids with matches.

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    Does that mean the Dewey climb is gone too?

    A boy can dream, no? Doing the Koko in May for the second time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    Does that mean the Dewey climb is gone too?

    A boy can dream, no? Doing the Koko in May for the second time.
    Wishful thinking, but the other side of the river is just a short jaunt down the highway...

    Won't be the same as taking that nice smooth roll across the bridge though.

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    Rebuild

    Is anyone motivated enough to try to determine if the bridge is rebuildable? If the steel is intact it might be possible and I, for one, would be willing to make a donation to make it happen. I bet there are enough interested people that the money could be raised privately. It's a pretty big effort and I don't have time to head it up, but I would help. Volunteers?

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    I finally found my favorite picture of Dewey Bridge from our collection.

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    It makes me sad to think I will Never get to ride this bridge, or the trail. I won't ever get to experience the Koko. I have nothing to look forward too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmbrousSoul
    It makes me sad to think I will Never get to ride this bridge, or the trail. I won't ever get to experience the Koko. I have nothing to look forward too.
    I feel your sadness given the limited boring koko I have ridden....I'm all tears.

    (with the exception of the Fruita area)

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    [QUOTE=UmbrousSoul]It makes me sad to think I will Never get to ride this bridge, or the trail. I won't ever get to experience the Koko. I have nothing to look forward too. [/QUOTE


    What does this bridge have to do with being able to ride this trail? The other bridge is a few hundred feet down the road. The Kokopelli trail is one of the most epic rides in the area (much bigger than the white rim) and has lot's of different terrain to offer from Fruita singletrack , jeep roads, edges of huge canyons, sand, slickrock, mud, stream crossings, serious climbs, sick descents. and of course the UPS. Lots of side routes to play on adding up to about 170 miles over 3 days and 18,000 feet of overall climbing. Can be soloed but is nice when supported.

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    Well I think the crucial point is that it was a bridge of historical importance and it was unhonorably destroyed and I have never gotten to set eyes on it, touch it, feel it while riding over it. Guess its an emotional thing. Sure there are other trails, everywhere.
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