National and State Register

Big Thompson River Bridge III

Larimer County

Constructed in 1933, the steel rigid connected camelback pony truss extends for 100 feet across the Big Thompson River.  Designed by the Colorado Department of Highways, fabricated by Midwest Steel & Iron Works, and built by Lawrence Construction Company, the 134-foot long bridge continues to provide an important transportation link along the route to Rocky Mountain National Park. 

A black and white photo of the bridge with girders on the sides and many trees around.

Big Thompson River Bridge III 

The bridge is one of four located on the upper Big Thompson River, comprising the last surviving group of such trusses in the state.  The property is associated with the Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.