No votes cast

Great Western Sugar Company Bridge



The City of Fort Collins owns the historic effluent flume that was used to transport beet wastes across the Poudre River by the Great Western Sugar Company from the early to mid-1900ís. The flume is located on the Kingfisher Point Natural Area, a little over a mile east of the Lemay Street bridge. The effluent flume is comprised of a metal trough suspended across the river by cables between two concrete abutments and was part of a system used to transport the lime waste product of the sugar beet industry from the factory north of the river to lime pits south of the river. The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program has contemplated the possible re-use of the structure as a pedestrian bridge across the Poudre River. Rehabilitation and future use of the structure will need to evaluated in accordance with Historic Landmark policies and procedures, floodplain review and structural competence.



Suspension bridge over Poudre River
Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado
Abandoned; Possible future use as a pedestrian crossing
Built 1926
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 2014
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57847, -105.04533   (decimal degrees)
40°34'42" N, 105°02'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/496163/4491965 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fort Collins
Inventory numbers
NRHP 14000927 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 64279 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2016: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 13, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 27, 2014: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com