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This is a list of all 3 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Arkansas River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of crossings.
1929 Royal Gorge
Canon City, Colorado, USA (Arkansas River)
Bridgemeister ID:164
Structurae ID:0001403
O'Donnell ID:516
Coordinates:N 38.46129 W 105.32541
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BC3, BMA, GBD
Principals:George F. Cole, O.K. Peck
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:880f
Side spans:2
Deck width:18f
  • This bridge was built solely as a tourist attraction.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
Salida, Colorado, USA (Arkansas River)
Bridgemeister ID:1554
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
  • Call numbers X-13282 and CHS.X5149 of the Denver Public Library's Western History Photos collection show a suspension footbridge (circa 1890-1910) near the base of Tenderfoot Hill.
(suspension bridge)
Hot Springs Hotel, Canon City, Colorado, USA (Arkansas River)
Bridgemeister ID:1553
Main cables:Wire
  • Call number X-2456 of the Denver Public Library's Western History Photos collection shows a small suspension bridge (circa 1901-1905) at the Hot Springs Hotel. This bridge is not related to the Royal Gorge bridge.

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