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Canon Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by John Reidy

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BH Photo #152129

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs
Location
El Paso County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1990
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Span length: 21.0 ft.
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.85833, -104.91639   (decimal degrees)
38°51'30" N, 104°54'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/507254/4301059 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manitou Springs
Inventory number
BH 11853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2014)
Sufficiency rating: 84.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
1,354

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Arch (11,192)
Built 1906 (544)
Built during 1900s (6,284)
Colorado (599)
Deck arch (10,431)
El Paso County, Colorado (20)
Functionally obsolete (7,988)
Have street view (22,077)
NR-listed (2,844)
Open (36,571)
Owned by city (4,488)
Skewed (4,672)
Stone arch (2,649)
Total length under 25 feet (1,995)

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth

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Canon Avenue Bridge
Posted October 29, 2009, by John Reidy (jmreidy [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A nearby historical plaque says: “This bridge was built in 1906 of Manitou greenstone. Manitou Springs still has most of its greenstone bridges, which replaced rustic wooden bridges. Greenstone was quarried around Manitou Springs from approximately 1890 to 1940 and is found only in this area. A Colorado Department of Transportation survey determined this bridge is the oldest and longest span (21' 5") of its type in the state. This bridge, and the almost identical Park Avenue Bridge (1907) located west of Soda Springs Park, feature semi-circular arches and decorative, recessed benches on each side. They remain architecturally and structurally intact and are still in use. The Canon Avenue and Park Avenue Bridges were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.”

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