High bridge on the Ouray Stage Line (colorized)

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High bridge on the Ouray Stage Line (colorized)

Photo Description

This colorized version of the iconic ca. 1890s photo shows an elaborate log-cribbed bridge built over a deep gulch on the Ouray Stage Line between the mining towns of Ouray and Silverton in southwest Colorado. This was originally known as the "Otto Mears Toll Road" after the man who built the road - which for years was thought to be impossible.

This photo has appeared in the following articles:

Best Historical Photos: Colorized Mining Scenes

The Impossible Road: Photos of the Otto Mears Toll Road

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