Fort Morgan Rainbow Arch Bridge
Photo submitted by Marne Jurgemeyer
BH Photo #101604
Supposedly the longest Marsh arch when completed in 1923.
From the Fort Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce site:
"Built in 1922 – 1923, this landmark was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Additionally, in 1992 it was designated a Colorado Civil Engineering Landmark. This bridge has survived major floods and in 1935 braced a 10 foot wall of water virtually undamaged. Today it is used for foot traffic and offers a beautiful view of the South Platte River."
- Eleven-span Marsh arch bridge over South Platte River on CO 52, just north of Fort Morgan
- Morgan County, Colorado
- Open to pedestrians only
- Built 1922-23; made obsolete by new bridge in 1963; rehabilitated in 1987
- - Charles G. Sheely of Denver, Colorado
- Colorado Bridge & Construction Co. of Denver, Colorado (Contractor)
- Marsh Engineering Co. of Des Moines, Iowa (Designer)
- Concrete pony (Marsh) arch
Length of largest span: 90.0 ft.
Total length: 1,110.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1985
- Also called
- James Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.26906, -103.80122 (decimal degrees)
40°16'09" N, 103°48'04" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 13/601925/4458309 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Fort Morgan
- Inventory numers
- NRHP 85000221 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11971 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 20, 2015: New photo from Roger Deschner
- August 24, 2012: New photos from Martha Carver
- June 19, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Added Chamber of Commerce information, changed design to Marsh arch
- April 25, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
- June 1, 2006: Posted photos from Marne Jurgemeyer
- Marne Jurgemeyer
- J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
- Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
- Martha Carver - martha_carver [at] bellsouth [dot] net
- Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
- Historical Article