Photo taken by John Reidy
BH Photo #152126
A nearby historical plaque says: “This bridge was built in 1907 of Manitou greenstone. Manitou Springs still has most of its greenstone bridges, which replaced rustic wooden bridges. Greenstone was quarried around Manitou Springs from approximately 1890 to 1940 and is found only in this area. A Colorado Department of Transportation survey notes this bridge and the almost identical Canon Avenue Bridge (1906), located at the intersection of Lovers Lane and Canon Avenue, are the only bridges of rubble construction in Colorado built by labor other than the Works Project Administration. Both bridges feature semi-circular arches and decorative, recessed benches on each side. They remain architecturally and structurally intact and are still in use. The Park Avenue and Canon Avenue Bridges were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.”
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