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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1900 Ojuela (Mapimi, Mampimi, Miampimi)
Mapimí, Torreon vicinity, Durango, Mexico
Bridgemeister ID:1043
Structurae ID:0008133
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Santiago Minguín, William Hildenbrand?, Henry G. Tyrell
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~300m
Notes
  • Misspelled on every long span bridge list I've ever seen, this 300-meter narrow footbridge is located at Mapimí, Mexico.
  • AAJ notes this bridge as having a 10-foot wide roadway and having been built by William Hildenbrand. The present-day bridge's deck measures only 1.8 meters and is restricted to foot traffic. In HBE, Tyrell takes credit for the design of the bridge and also notes the 10-foot roadway (though, HBE was probably a source for AAJ).
Photo by Fernando Gomez

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