South Canon Bridge

The South Canon Bridge is a truss footbridge spanning the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It was built in 1915 by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (reference number 85000212) in 1985.[1]).

South Canon Bridge
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Coordinates39°33′41.76″N 107°24′25.2″W / 39.5616000°N 107.407000°W / 39.5616000; -107.407000Coordinates: 39°33′41.76″N 107°24′25.2″W / 39.5616000°N 107.407000°W / 39.5616000; -107.407000
CarriesFoot traffic
CrossesColorado River
LocaleGlenwood Springs, Colorado
DesignTruss bridge
Construction end1915

It was built during 1914-15 and has a Pennsylvania truss design, with 10 panels. It was built by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company for $9430. It is 190 feet (58 m) long. It brought County Road 134 over the Colorado River about 4.6 miles (7.4 km) west of Glenwood Springs[2]

It is now closed to vehicular traffic, and used as a pedestrian bridge.

Vehicular Bridges in Colorado TR

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "HABS/HAER Inventory: South Canon Bridge / Bridge over Colorado River;state survey no.:GA05". National Park Service. Retrieved September 2, 2018. With accompanying photo from 1983