Top Ranked Colorado Bridges

Arkansas River CO 291 Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Rated 99% with 3 votes
Pony truss bridge over Arkansas River on CO 291 north of Salida
Open to two-lane traffic on a state highway
Built or reconstructed in 1959
Costilla Crossing Bridge (Conejos County, Colorado)
Rated 99% with 4 votes
Two-span Thacher through truss bridge over the Rio Grande on CR G east of Antonito
Open to one-lane traffic
Built 1892 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2006
Eagle River Bridge (Eagle County, Colorado)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Eagle River on US 6 east of Eagle in Eagle
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1933; Replaced 2012
Animas River Footbridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Rated 99% with 2 votes
Abandoned pony truss bridge over Animas River on Abandoned Trail?
Abandoned and partially collapsed
Nineteenth Street Bridge (Denver County, Colorado)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Two-span wrought-iron through truss bridge over South Platte River on 19th Street in Denver
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1888 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Works; rehabilitated 1965; closed to traffic 1986; new bridge built 1992
Park Avenue Bridge (El Paso County, Colorado)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek on Park Avenue in Manitou Springs
Open to traffic
Built 1907
DSNG - Animas River High Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Warren deck truss bridge over Animas River on Railroad
Open to traffic
Busk-Ivanhoe Tunnel (Pitkin County, Colorado)
Rated 98% with 2 votes
Tunnel
Closed
Built 1891; Converted to highway use 1922; Closed to traffic 1943; Collapsed 1945
Canon Avenue Bridge (El Paso County, Colorado)
Rated 95% with 7 votes
Stone arch bridge over Fountain Creek on Canon Avenue in Manitou Springs
Open to traffic
Built 1906; rehabilitated 1990
Royal Gorge - Hanging Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Rated 94% with 5 votes
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Edge of Arkansas River on Rock & Rail LLC/Caņon City & Royal Gorge Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1879
Rifle Bridge (Garfield County, Colorado)
Rated 94% with 2 votes
Closed two-span through truss bridge over the Colorado River at Rifle
Closed to all traffic
Built 1908
UP - Moffat Tunnel (Grand County, Colorado)
Rated 94% with 4 votes
Tunnel under Continental Divide west of Denver on Union Pacific RR
Open to railroad traffic, including Amtrak's California Zephyr and Ski Train
Built 1923-1928
DSNG - Tefft Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Rated 94% with 4 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1887
Fourth Street Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Rated 92% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Arkansas River in Canon City
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1891 by the Bullen Bridge Co.; modified 1928; replaced in 2001; reconstructed ca. 2004
Prowers Bridge (Bent County, Colorado)
Rated 91% with 2 votes
Five-span through truss bridge over Arkansas River on CR 34
Replaced by a new bridge in 1994, now closed to all traffic
First built as a timber bridge in 1900 by the Kansas City Bridge Co. Truss spans added by the Pueblo Bridge Co. in 1902, 1906, 1909, and 1921
Red Cliff Arch Bridge (Eagle County, Colorado)
Rated 91% with 9 votes
Steel deck arch bridge over Eagle River, Union Pacific Railroad, and Water Street on US 24 at Red Cliff
Open to traffic
Built 1940; rehabilitated 2004
Dotsero Bridge (Eagle County, Colorado)
Rated 90% with 5 votes
Lost through truss bridge over Colorado River on the I-70 Service Road (Old US 6) at Dotsero
Lost
Built 1934-35; replaced 2013
DRGW - Narrow Gauge Trestle (Montrose County, Colorado)
Rated 90% with 4 votes
Pratt deck truss bridge over Cimarron River on Railroad Static Display
Static Display
Built 1895
Adelaide Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Rated 86% with 2 votes
Steel trestle on Phantom Canyon Road over Eightmile Creek
Open to one-lane traffic on a gravel road
Built 1894 on the narrow gauge Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad. Converted to highway use after the railroad was abandoned in 1912.
Fort Morgan Rainbow Arch Bridge (Morgan County, Colorado)
Rated 86% with 8 votes
Eleven-span Marsh arch bridge over South Platte River on CO 52, just north of Fort Morgan
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1922-23; made obsolete by new bridge in 1963; rehabilitated in 1987
Plum Bush Creek Bridge (Washington County, Colorado)
Rated 85% with 2 votes
Concrete bridge over Plum Bush Creek on US 36
Open to traffic
Built 1938
Royal Gorge Bridge (Fremont County, Colorado)
Rated 84% with 7 votes
Suspension bridge over the Arkansas River (Royal Gorge) west of Caņon City
Open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic
Built 1929 for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Co.; rehabilitated 1984
House On A Bridge , North Fork Purgatoire River Old CO 12 (Las Animas County, Colorado)
Rated 84% with 3 votes
Abandoned bridge over North Fork Purgatoire River on ? Old CO 12 @ CR21.6 and CR23.2
Abandoned
Perhaps- this bridge was the CO 12 predesesor of the current 1936 & 38 WPA bridges. It is now on private property with an adobe house built on it.
Maroon Creek Bridge (Pitkin County, Colorado)
Rated 84% with 2 votes
Trestle over Maroon Creek on CO 82 at Aspen
Bypassed by a replacement bridge and left in place for pedstrian use.
Built 1888; converted to vehicular use ca. 1929. Bypassed in 2005.
DRGW - Elk Park Bridge (San Juan County, Colorado)
Rated 84% with 5 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Abandoned Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge, but left standing,
Built 1884; Damaged in a flood in 1964, requiring a new bridge.
UP - Fountain Creek Bridge (El Paso County, Colorado)
Rated 83% with 4 votes
Through truss bridge over Fountain Creek on Railroad
Open to traffic
Georgetown Loop - Devil's Gate Trestle (Clear Creek County, Colorado)
Rated 82% with 4 votes
Rebuilt trestle on the Georgetown Loop Railroad
Open to tourist railroad
Built 1877 by the Colorado Central Railroad. Dismantled 1939, but rebuilt 1984 and again in 2002
Cherry Creek Trail Bridge (Delagny Street) (Denver County, Colorado)
Rated 81% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Cherry Creek on Delgany Street in Denver
Open to Pedestrians
Built 1891 by the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad; relocated here in 1923
Brown's Park Bridge (Moffat County, Colorado)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Suspension bridge over Green River on CR 83
Open to traffic
Built 1954; rehabilitated 1991
Fay's Crossing Bridge (Pueblo County, Colorado)
Rated 81% with 3 votes
Through truss bridge over Santa Fe Avenue on a pedestrian trail in Pueblo
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1905 near El Moro, Colorado, moved here in 1995
Georgetown Loop - Clear Creek Deck Truss (Clear Creek County, Colorado)
Rated 80% with 4 votes
Deck truss over Clear Creek on the Georgetown Loop Railroad
Open to tourist railroad
DSNG - Hermosa Creek Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Rated 80% with 2 votes
Howe pony truss bridge over Hermosa Creek Bridge on Railroad
Open to traffic
Built 1881
"Venice on the Creek" Bridge (Denver County, Colorado)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Through truss bridge over Cherry Creek with buildings inside it.
Open to pedestrians only
Built ca. 1890 at an unknown location; relocated here in 1923
Meatpacking Bridge (Denver County, Colorado)
Rated 76% with 2 votes
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over South Platte River, Spur railroad on Industrial meat packing chute
Abandoned
Apishapa Arch (Las Animas County, Colorado)
Rated 75% with 3 votes
Stone arch tunnel through a rock dike on FR 415 just east of Cordova Pass
Open to traffic
Built 1933-34 by the Civilian Conservation Corps
Brown's Canyon Bridge (Chaffee County, Colorado)
Rated 73% with 3 votes
Two-span concrete deck girder bridge over Arkansas River on CR 191 at Stone Bridge Access Park
Open to traffic, but road only goes to private land
Built 1908
Animas River Trail Suspension Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Rated 73% with 3 votes
Wire suspension bridge over Animas River on Trail
Open to pedestrians only
DSNG - Animas River Bridge (La Plata County, Colorado)
Rated 72% with 5 votes
Pratt through truss bridge over Animas River on Railroad
Open to traffic
UP - Tennessee Pass Tunnel (Eagle County, Colorado)
Rated 71% with 3 votes
Railroad tunnel under Tennessee Pass north of Leadville on closed Union Pacific RR
Embargoed (unused but technically open)
Built 1945; unused since 1997