National and State Register

Bridge over Burro Cañon

Las Animas County

Completed in 1936, the bridge consists of three skewed semicircular arches with multiplates fabricated by the Hardesty Manufacturing Company.  It features rusticated stone facing and grapevined mortar joints, trademarks of Works Progress Administration workmanship in southeastern Colorado.

A black and white photo of the bridge from the bottom with brick abutments.

Bridge over Burro Cañon (1980 photograph.)

It is Colorado’s only WPA bridge of skewed construction employing a multiplate liner.  Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.