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Royal Gorge Bridge

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken by Thad Roan

BH Photo #101542

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over the Arkansas River (Royal Gorge) west of Caņon City
Location
Fremont County, Colorado
Status
Open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic
History
Built 1929 for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Co.; rehabilitated 1984
Builders
- Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. of Pueblo, Colorado (Steel fabrication)
- George E. Cole (Designer)
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 938.2 ft.
Total length: 1,260.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 2, 1983
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.46138, -105.32526   (decimal degrees)
38°27'41" N, 105°19'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/471622/4257057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Royal Gorge
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83001303 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 13, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 18, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • June 18, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 14, 2011: New photos from Joe Underwood
  • March 1, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Updated the span length (938 instead of 880 ft.) per information from Eric Sakowski
  • June 28, 2005: Posted photos from Thad Roan

Sources 

Comments 

Royal Gorge Bridge
Posted February 15, 2015, by Diane McCabe (dianemccabe52 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

He was your Grandfather? How neat. I think this bridge is the most stunning thing I have seen in the U.S.

Royal Gorge Bridge
Posted June 12, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

This bridge was damaged by fire on 11 June, 2013. See link below: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/06/12/fire-damage...

Royal Gorge Bridge
Posted April 21, 2008, by Jeany Cp;e (jeanycole61 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Engineer was named George E. (Elmer) Cole; not George F. He was my grandfather; so I'm quite sure.