National and State Register

Colorado River Bridge

Mesa County

Extending for 407 feet over the Colorado River, the 1945 steel rigid connected Parker through truss structure features two 200-foot long spans.  The bridge was designed by the Colorado Department of Highways, fabricated by Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Company, and built by A.S. Horner. 

A black and white photo of the bridge from the side with river underneath. The bridge stands on abutments and has two arched trusses.

Colorado River Bridge (1998 photograph.)

One of the first major post World War II bridge projects undertaken by the state, the structure remains intact as a rare surviving example of what was a mainstay structural type utilized for vehicular bridge construction in Colorado.  Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.