State Bridge (both the bridge and the community) got its name from being the first public bridge funded by the State of Colorado. It was built in 1890 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. under a $5,790 state contract, and formed a pivotal link at the time, replacing a ferry. It is also significant as one of the first road bridges in the state, and as the last Howe Truss built in the state. After the replacement bridge was built in 1966, the south span over the main channel was removed. The remaining north span has since collapsed sometime after 1985.
- Lost two-span Howe through truss bridge over Colorado River
- State Bridge, Eagle County, Colorado
- Abutments, center pier, and ruins of north span remain
- Built 1890; replaced 1966 and south span removed; north span collapsed sometime after 1985.
- - Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works of Leavenworth, Kansas
- Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 204.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 24, 1985
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.85792, -106.64897 (decimal degrees)
39°51'29" N, 106°38'56" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 13/358949/4413288 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- State Bridge
- Inventory numbers
- NRHP 85001401 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 3, 2015: Photo imported by Roger Deschner
- May 1, 2015: Updated by Roger Deschner: Photos added
- May 24, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Add community name "State Bridge, Colorado"
- April 2, 2014: New Street View added by Roger Deschner