Slaughterhouse Gets a Lift - Mountain Buzz
 



 
 
Thread Tools
 
Old 09-26-2015  
over the horizon
 
BmfnL's Avatar
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 289
Slaughterhouse Gets a Lift

In the "Things Going Like They Are Supposed To" department the notorious Stein Bridge on the Slaughterhouse section of the Roaring Fork is being raised.

After seeking public comment on management issues on the Roaring Fork Gorge below Aspen, Pitkin County Open Space noted that the ducking hazard needed raised. And now it is happening. The bridge will get a three foot lift. This will certainly make passage in the teens to early 2000's more relaxed and will push the max runnable level to a yet to be determined flow.

One end of the bridge is excavated and the comical "footing" from the 70's is exposed. I'll try to post a picture.

BmfnL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-26-2015  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,198
Brain,

Thanks for the info. Now hopefully we will get the flows to test the upper limit.
Have gotten to run it quite a bit the last few years.

Richard
Rich is offline  
Old 09-28-2015  
over the horizon
 
BmfnL's Avatar
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2003
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 289
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1997.jpg
Views:	266
Size:	1.56 MB
ID:	10566

Apologies. I cannot get this right side up.

Any of our engineering boaters care to weigh in on this manner of bridge support? The boulder on the right is SMALL, I can tell you that.
BmfnL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-28-2015  
 
yesimapirate's Avatar
 
Up shites creek, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 922
right side up
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	slaughter.jpg
Views:	254
Size:	1.56 MB
ID:	10567  
__________________
[email protected]$% 2016!!!
yesimapirate is offline  
Old 09-28-2015  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 315
oh no!

now there is no excuse except micro balls for not running at 3000cfs!

i will need a new excuse!

or maybe i will run it!!!
spencerhenry is offline  
Old 09-28-2015  
Plunk your magic twanger!
 
Gremlin's Avatar
 
New Castle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,254
Nice!


Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
Gremlin is offline  
Old 09-28-2015  
 
Blade&Shaft's Avatar
 
Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 288
I kinda liked the cut-off for taking commercial gapers down slaughter to be around 2200cfs (due to the bridge). Now we can really up the pucker factor - aw shit!
Blade&Shaft is offline  
Old 06-07-2016  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,198
Slaughterhouse: Thursday and/or Friday

Couple catboaters coming over to see the new bridge.
Any guesses on flows?
Seems to peak at 1 AM and lowest around noon.
Anyone (Brian?) want to join us?
Rich is offline  
Old 06-07-2016  
 
Carbondale, Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 2
Steins Bridge

at ~300 CFS
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Steins Bridge.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	1.72 MB
ID:	11696  
j2thej is offline  
Old 06-07-2016  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 315
same bridge, just higher. clearance not an issue.

peak is 6 to 7 in the morning, low point is about 5 in the evening.
running 1750 at noon or so today. a great level.
spencerhenry is offline  
 

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gary E gets called out like the bitch he is.... RealityCheck Whitewater Kayaking 4 10-30-2005 07:14 AM
The stuff that gets me through the day TheKid Whitewater Kayaking 3 08-25-2005 09:56 AM
Salida Play hole gets live cam...... bvwp1 Whitewater Kayaking 3 06-11-2005 06:45 AM
The Ashlu Gets SAVED! Thanks ShaneRobinson Whitewater Kayaking 1 01-12-2005 03:50 PM
BV gets GOCO grant for River park Extension 2005 bvwp1 Whitewater Kayaking 4 12-10-2004 10:50 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.