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This is a list of all 19 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Colorado. 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 states.
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
Notes
  • This bridge was built solely as a tourist attraction.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2002 Swinging
Basalt, Colorado, USA (Frying Pan River)
Bridgemeister ID:2226
O'Donnell ID:514
Coordinates:N 39.36828 W 107.03178
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Sahale, LLC
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~65f
Notes
  • A display at the bridge indicates this bridge was a replacement for another suspension bridge. Completion year of 2002 is taken from the dedication date, January 11, 2002. Bridge may have been completed earlier (in late 2001).
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
2009 Keystone Gorge
Telluride, Colorado, USA (San Miguel River - Keystone Gorge)
Bridgemeister ID:2521
Principals:Chris Haaland
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:90f
Photo by Chris Haaland
2010 (footbridge)
Lake City, Colorado, USA (Lake San Cristobal)
Bridgemeister ID:2612
Coordinates:N 37.96624 W 107.29273
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Chris Haaland
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2010)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:220f
Photo by Chris Haaland
(conveyor bridge)
Thornton, Colorado, USA (South Platte River)
Bridgemeister ID:1630
O'Donnell ID:518
Coordinates:N 39.87968 W 104.90335
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Conveyor and Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:350f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(conveyor bridge)
Thornton, Colorado, USA (South Platte River)
Bridgemeister ID:1615
O'Donnell ID:519
Coordinates:N 39.86809 W 104.92068
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline and Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~400f

Notes
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Dotsero vicinity, Colorado, USA (Colorado River - Glenwood Canyon vicinity)
Bridgemeister ID:822
O'Donnell ID:511
Coordinates:N 39.64485 W 107.07813
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge and Stock
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:2
Main span:~210f
Side span:~54f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(footbridge)
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (Cache La Poudre River - Environmental Learning Center)
Bridgemeister ID:811
Coordinates:N 40.55705 W 105.019417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Salida, Colorado, USA (Arkansas River)
Bridgemeister ID:1554
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • 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.
(pipeline bridge)
Aurora, Colorado, USA (Cherry Creek Reservoir spillway)
Bridgemeister ID:1588
O'Donnell ID:517
Coordinates:N 39.65919 W 104.82509
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Carrys a 66-inch water pipeline. Patrick O'Donnell estimates the length of the suspended portion of the span at 250 feet.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(pipeline bridge)
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA (Colorado River)
Bridgemeister ID:2225
O'Donnell ID:512
Coordinates:N 39.55085 W 107.31878
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~200f
Notes
  • Span length of approximately 200 feet is for the suspended pipeline. Patrick O'Donnell estimates the anchorage-to-anchorage distance is 450 feet.
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
(pipeline bridge)
Palisade vicinity, Colorado, USA (Colorado River)
Bridgemeister ID:2240
Coordinates:N 39.12223 W 108.32207
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
(suspension bridge)
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (Cache La Poudre River)
Bridgemeister ID:2327
Status:Extant (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Appears to carry a trough or small aqueduct.
(suspension bridge)
Hot Springs Hotel, Canon City, Colorado, USA (Arkansas River)
Bridgemeister ID:1553
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • 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.
(suspension bridge)
Palisade, Colorado, USA (Colorado River)
Bridgemeister ID:296
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
14th Street (Swinging)
Durango, Colorado, USA (Animas River)
Bridgemeister ID:908
Coordinates:N 37.27936 W 107.88038
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Notes
  • Scheduled for reconstruction starting April 2008. According to an article in the March 24, 2008 issue of The Durango Herald: "The wood support frames will be replaced with steel while the railing and deck will be replaced with a wood polymer such as Trex, which is made of recycled plastic and wood fibers."
Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Colorado, USA (Gunnison River)
Bridgemeister ID:2371
Coordinates:N 38.83782 W 108.38141
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Needleton
Needleton vicinity, Colorado, USA (Animas River)
Bridgemeister ID:2429
Coordinates:N 37.63323 W 107.69257
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Scheduled to be replaced Summer 2008, by Sahale, LLC.
  • Located at the Needleton stop of the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Swinging
Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge vicinity, Colorado, USA (Green River)
Bridgemeister ID:1442
O'Donnell ID:510
Coordinates:N 40.827833 W 109.030444
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~316f
Photo by Vicki Pearson, Wild Utah Photography Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell

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