National and State Register

Bridge over Arkansas River

Chaffee County

Designed by the Colorado Department of Highways, this rigid-connected, six-panel steel Pratt deck truss was constructed by M.E. Carlson in 1937. 

Bridge over the Arkansas River.

Bridge over the Arkansas River.

Photo courtesy of the National Register nomination.

Considered an excellent representative of later highway truss design, the bridge features a heavily skewed, riveted Pratt design.  The property is associated with the Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.