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Colorado Riverway Bridge

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Colorado Riverway Bridge

Colorado Riverway Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on October 3, 2011

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Overview
Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge over Colorado River
Location
Moab, Grand County, Utah
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicycles.
History
Built Spring 2008
Builder
- Continental Bridge Co. of Alexandria, Minnesota
Design
Modern Parker pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.60426, -109.57454   (decimal degrees)
38°36'15" N, 109°34'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/624120/4273826 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Moab
Inventory number
BH 49773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 20, 2014: Updated by Steve Conro: Added category "Continental Bridge Co. of Alexandria, Minnesota"
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location
  • October 7, 2011: Added by Larry Matthews

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Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

Rare for an MOB to garner this much discussion. Interesting.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by Anonymous the Spartan (Anonymous [at] sparta [dot] net)

Our men can defeat any invading MOB. So can our women.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by Anonymous the Athenian (Anonymous [at] athens [dot] net)

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.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 21, 2014, by Anonymous

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

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

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.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I basically consider these to be "Truss wannabe's with fake rust", but that being said... I suppose there could be worse.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Nathan Holth

Hideous.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Patrick S. O'Donnell (1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net)

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.

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=38.60320,-109.57468&z=20&t=H&mark...

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Robert Thompson

I will say this: while it is a McBridge, the oxidized Cor-Ten steel does blend in with the background well.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Zachary S

The span length *is* pretty impressive for a pedestrian MOB, I'll give it that much.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted April 20, 2014, by Steve Conro (sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted November 9, 2011, by Anonymous

MODERNE/NON-HISTORIQUE!

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted October 10, 2011, by Anonymous

Interesting??? Are you kidding??? It is is a friggin MOB!

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted October 10, 2011, by Anonymous

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.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted October 7, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

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.

Colorado Riverway Bridge
Posted October 7, 2011, by Anonymous

I ADDED THIS BRIDGE BECAUSE I CAN NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MODERN BRIDGE AND A HISTORIC ONE.