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Park Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by John Reidy

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BH Photo #152126

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek on Park Avenue in Manitou Springs
Location
El Paso County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Design
Stone arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86007, -104.92043   (decimal degrees)
38°51'36" N, 104°55'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/506904/4301251 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Manitou Springs
Inventory number
BH 11862 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Arch (11,383)
Built 1907 (643)
Built during 1900s (6,624)
Colorado (639)
Deck arch (10,626)
El Paso County, Colorado (22)
Have street view (24,553)
Open (37,870)
Stone arch (2,732)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2018: New photos from Jeff Smail

Sources 

  • John Reidy
  • K. A. Erickson
  • Jeff Smail

Comments 

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

A nearby historical plaque says: “This bridge was built in 1907 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 notes this bridge and the almost identical Canon Avenue Bridge (1906), located at the intersection of Lovers Lane and Canon Avenue, are the only bridges of rubble construction in Colorado built by labor other than the Works Project Administration. Both bridges feature semi-circular arches and decorative, recessed benches on each side. They remain architecturally and structurally intact and are still in use. The Park Avenue and Canon Avenue Bridges were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.”

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