Red Cliff Bridge, one of only two steel arch bridges in Colorado
Red Cliff Bridge is a steel arch bridge located in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
The bridge, also known as Silver Bridge or Eagle River Bridge, spans 471 feet, just over 200 feet above the Eagle River. It is one of only two steel arch bridges in the state of Colorado. To observe it, you can pull off at the viewpoint just north of the bridge on Highway 24, or you can pull over using the Red Cliff turnout at the north end of the bridge. Over the years, the bridge's condition deteriorated, necessitating restoration work, which was completed in November 2004 at a cost of $3.6 million.
Surrounded by spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, the bridge was completed in 1940 between two mountains and carries Highway 24. Located about a half mile southwest of the town of Red Cliff, the bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and opened to traffic in 1941.
Road suggested by: Rexford Haugen