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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.

Writing Credits

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—,

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