Denver November 14, 2016
Cross These 11 Bridges In Denver Just Because They’re So Awesome
The magnificent Mile High City is filled with picturesque pedestrian bridges that connect the heart of Downtown Denver with the surrounding neighborhoods, and you’ll want to cross them as soon as possible! From record-breaking feats of engineering to charming truss bridges, here are the 11 best bridges in Denver that promise stunning views and endless opportunities for exploration.
1. Speer Boulevard Bridge
Over the South Platte River are twin 400-foot long steel beam bridges that serve as a major arterial roadway within the Central Platte Valley and the main entrance to Denver from the northwest.
2. Denver Millennium Bridge
The Denver Millennium Bridge uses state of the art construction and engineering techniques and is the first of its kind in the world! Its dramatic 200-foot mast with post-tension steel cables connects the deck and foundation and makes for plenty of prime photo ops.
3. Platte River Bridge
The Platte River Bridge is a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge over the South Platte River that connects northwest Denver to Downtown and has vertical masts that mirror the neighboring Millennium Bridge.
4. Highland Bridge
With its triple-rib arch rising 70 feet above the ground, this popular pedestrian bridge connecting the Highlands and Downtown Denver is an amazing spot to play around with angles, lines, and composition.
5. 6th Avenue Light Rail Bridge
This bridge at 6th Avenue and Simms was installed in 2010 as part of Denver's RTD Light Rail Project.
6. County Line Pedestrian Bridge
This pedestrian bridge crosses I-25 at the County Line RTD station in Lone Tree and is spectacular inside and out.
7. Denver Art Museum Pedestrian Bridge
The stainless steel and glass bridge across 13th Street Downtown connects Denver Art Museum's North Building to the Hamilton Building.
8. Union Gateway Bridge
The official name of this bridge is the Union Gateway Bridge, but it's commonly known to Denverites as the 18th Street Bridge.
9. Cherry Creek Trail Bridge
The Cherry Creek Trail is a 24.6-mile multi-use recreational trail that runs from the heart of Downtown Denver south along Cherry Creek and has a multitude of fabulous bridges.
10. Cherry Creek Trail Over I-225
This is part of the trail crosses over I-225 and the Light Rail station. Moody.
11. Cherry Creek Trail In Parker
The Cherry Creek Trail eventually ends in Parker, where this lovely shot was taken.
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