National and State Register

Fruita Bridge

Mesa County

This three-span, pinned Parker through truss was completed in 1907 and served the main highway south of Fruita until the road was realigned in 1970.

Since then, the bridge’s beams and stringers have suffered fire damage, but the truss is still intact.  It is one of the few spans left in the state associated with the engineer M.J. Patterson.   Listed under Highway Bridges in Colorado Multiple Property Submission.