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Royal Gorge Bridge

Royal Gorge Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Completed in: 1929
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Canon City, Fremont County, Colorado, USA, North America
Crosses
  • Arkansas River
Coordinates: 38° 27' 42.00" N    105° 19' 30.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 268.2 m
total length 365.8 m
span lengths 39.6 m - 268.2 m - 57.9 m
height above valley floor or water 320.95 m

Materials

cables steel wire
pylons steel
girders steel
deck flooring timber
wind system steel wire

Notes

Rehabilitation consisted of the replacement of the four cable anchorages, replacement of the last 100 feet of each cable end, replacement of all suspender ropes, and installation of a new wind cable system.

This bridge is considered the world's highest suspension bridge at 1053 ft (321 m) above the Arkansas River.

Participants

Design
Initial construction (1929)
Contractor
Rehabilitation
Consulting engineers
Contractor
Suspension system replacement

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0001403
Created: 30/03/2001
Last Updated: 22/07/2014