Colorado Riverway Bridge
Colorado Riverway Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge
Photo taken by Larry Matthews on October 3, 2011
BH Photo #215782
Rare for an MOB to garner this much discussion. Interesting.
Our men can defeat any invading MOB. So can our women.
The Mormons will say that, "this is the place"
A land of great scenery and plenty of space
There shall be forever Arches National Park
And just downriver a MOB so stark.
Joseph Smith shall have visions of this beautiful land
The Sevier, the Green, the Virgin so grand
The Utah Valley, the Wasatch peaks
The mighty roar of the mountain creeks
To create such a place must have been quite a job
Not withstanding the addition of a world record MOB
I have crossed this bridge several times. While it is certainly a MOB, it is one of the finest installations of such a structure I have witnessed. Effort was invested to "fit" it into the local geography and the contribution this structure makes to the regional footpath is significant.
I basically consider these to be "Truss wannabe's with fake rust", but that being said... I suppose there could be worse.
They appear to be uniform 210' spans...
Click "markers" in bottom of box in lower right corner.
Pan out to see where markers are placed / entirety of bridge.
I will say this: while it is a McBridge, the oxidized Cor-Ten steel does blend in with the background well.
The span length *is* pretty impressive for a pedestrian MOB, I'll give it that much.
To say its only a modern makes it sound like nothing special. To see it, its the Rolls Royce of pedestrian bridges and totally deserves a place here. If not for the scenic location alone. The spans are huge for a bridge like this.
Interesting??? Are you kidding??? It is is a friggin MOB!
I agree it belongs here. It's a very interesting and substantial structure. Thanks for posting it. I'd like to be standing on that bridge in a raging storm.
There are plenty of recent bridges on this site. I have uploaded one myself, because it was a modern bowstring. I don't think you should be too hard on someone who is interested and tries. This is an interesting pedestrian bridge, of truss design, and long. I think it belongs here.
I ADDED THIS BRIDGE BECAUSE I CAN NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MODERN BRIDGE AND A HISTORIC ONE.