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Red Cliff Bridge

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1940, King Burghardt. 1985. U.S. 24, 1 mile west of Red Cliff (NR)

Highway Department staff engineer King Burghardt designed Red Cliff's sole claim to architectural grandeur. This spectacular 318-foot silvery span over the Eagle River and twin D&RG tracks is the only cantilevered steel arch bridge left in Colorado. Fortunately, the highway department has never altered this graceful giant with its decorative concrete portal obelisks.

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Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Red Cliff Bridge", [Red Cliff, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-EA30.

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