Colorado Springs Tourist Guide

Royal Gorge Bridge

The Royal Gorge Bridge is the iconic landmark of Royal Gorge State Park as it hangs 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River. It is the world's highest suspension bridge spanning 1,260 feet across the Royal Gorge. Construction began on June 5, 1929 and was quickly completed by November of the same year. The original cost was about $350,000 which in today's dollars would be about $15 million.

Royal Gorge Bridge

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Interesting Engineering Facts:

Bridge Length: 1,260 feet (384 meters)
Bridge Width: 18 feet (5 meters)
Main Span: 880 feet (268 meters)
Bridge Height: 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River
Bridge Towers: 150 feet (46 meters)
N0. 9 Galvanized Wire: 2,100 strands
Weight of Cables: 300 tons
1,00 tons of steel in the bridge floor
Wooden Walkway: 1,292 planks

This page was last modified on 27 March 2012 at 17:09
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