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Royal Gorge Bridge


Side view

Photo taken by Thad Roan

BH Photo #101542

Street View 


Suspension bridge over the Arkansas River (Royal Gorge) west of Caņon City
Fremont County, Colorado
Open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic
Built 1929 for the Royal Gorge Bridge and Amusement Co.; rehabilitated 1984
- Colorado Fuel & Iron Corp. of Pueblo, Colorado (Steel fabrication)
- George E. Cole (Designer)
Wire suspension
Length of largest span: 938.2 ft.
Total length: 1,260.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 2, 1983
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.46138, -105.32526   (decimal degrees)
38°27'41" N, 105°19'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/471622/4257057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Royal Gorge
Inventory numbers
NRHP 83001303 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 11886 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 9, 2019: New photos from Nick Schmiedeler
  • March 7, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 13, 2016: New Street View added by Dave King
  • February 18, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • June 18, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • July 14, 2011: New photos from Joe Underwood
  • March 1, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by James Baughn: Updated the span length (938 instead of 880 ft.) per information from Eric Sakowski
  • June 28, 2005: Posted photos from Thad Roan



Royal Gorge Bridge
Posted February 15, 2015, by Diane McCabe (dianemccabe52 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

He was your Grandfather? How neat. I think this bridge is the most stunning thing I have seen in the U.S.

Royal Gorge Bridge
Posted June 12, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

This bridge was damaged by fire on 11 June, 2013. See link below: http://thebridgehunter.areavoices.com/2013/06/12/fire-damage...

Royal Gorge Bridge
Posted April 21, 2008, by Jeany Cp;e (jeanycole61 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Engineer was named George E. (Elmer) Cole; not George F. He was my grandfather; so I'm quite sure.