Sir Isaac Newton once said, “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Metaphorically, I agree. Literally, not so much, as the Centennial State is home to many of these stunning structures. Here are 15 amazing Colorado bridges that you’ll be ready to cross.
1.) Apple Valley Road Bridge (Lyons)
The unique bridge, built in 1991, is made of glued laminated timber (a type of structural timber made up of several layers of dimensioned lumber glued together.)
This "Bridge to the Future" is located between Golden and Denver.
3.) Manitou Springs
Built of Manitou greenstone in 1906, the Canon Avenue Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places.
4.) Confluence Park (Denver)
The famous pedestrian bridge stands tall over Cherry Creek and the South Platte River.
5.) F Street Bridge (Salida)
The concrete bridge, completed in 1907, is one of the best preserved early Luten arches in the country.
6.) Fruita Bridge
Plans to renovate this historic bridge (built in 1907) were recently announced.
7.) Red Cliff
Also known as the Eagle River Bridge, Red Cliff is one of only two steel arch bridges within the entire state!
8.) Prowers Bridge (Bent County)
Prowers is the oldest bridge over the lower Arkansas River and is also Colorado’s longest trussed crossing with the most successive spans.
9.) Maroon Bells
I can't picture a more picturesque footbridge for a more picturesque place... Can you?
The photographer didn't give the name or exact location of this bridge, but I thought it was still worth sharing because of its beautiful industrial look.
11.) Sevenmile Bridge (Creede)
Sevenmile is structurally significant for its cantilevered ends.
12.) Royal Gorge
The Royal Gorge Bridge is the world's highest suspension bridge, spanning the Arkansas River at a height of 956 feet.
13.) Commons Park (Denver)
The cable-stayed pedestrian bridge towers over the South Platte River, connecting Commons Park and the Commons west Apartments.
14.) West Plum Bush Creek Bridge (Last Chance)
The bridge was designed by the Colorado Department of Highways to bring U.S. Highway 36 across the Plum Bush Creek.
15.) D & RG Narrow Gauge Trestle (Cimarron)
D & RG was built in 1895 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.