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West Bank - Down to the river - page 2
 
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Historic US90 - Pecos River Crossing
West Bank - Down to the river, Page 2

This sequence of photos starts where the old alignment crosses under the new bridge and continues down to the river.

See page 1 for the photos from the new highway to this location.
 

In this photo we are standing under the new bridge looking down river. We are standing just past a second gate. From this point the road surface has deteriorated much faster.
 

A few yards further down the road.
 

Here we are standing at about the edge of the previous photo.
 

Rounding the bend the river comes into view.
 

Past the bend we see more of the river, and the old roadway on the east bank of the river.
 

At the next bend.
  


Past the second bend.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 
Continuing on...Notice the washed area of the limestone.
  

A better look at the washout.
 

A small rest area nestled to the right of the washed out limestone.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

A look at the curbs which are typical through this section. They look newer than the road surface.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

Another look at the curbs. These were definitely added later.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

Past the washout.
 

Getting closer to the river. We can see posts from an old traffic barrier. More and more vegetation can be found in the roadway.
 

On the last straight section before the river.
  

Half way down the straight section.
  

The end is near. Notice how the rock side of the roadway has washed away.
  
Minor landslides have covered the road in this area.
Photo bt Todd Schuh.
 

We are now within the common floodplain. Most of the road surface has washed out in this area.
  

Continuing through the washed out area.
  
A close look at the deterioration. Notice the bare limestone.
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

Almost there...
Photo by Todd Schuh.
 

The road can be seen for about 30 feet before it disappears into the river.
  

Another view of the end of the road. This photo was shot from the east bank of the new bridge.
 
Yet another view of the lower portion on the west bank. This photo was from the old road on the east bank.
 
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